The infidelity of the present

It did not require great perspicacity to predict some of the fevered negative reactions to the recent statement of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith declaring the blessing of same-sex unions to be illicit. One had only to recall the well-worn dictum of the Scholastics: “Quidquid recipitur ad modum recipientis recipitur”—“whatever is received is received according to the capability of the receiver.”