Father Shenan Boquet: Catholic leaders must reorient the world to God’s plan



In his presentation to the Rome Life Forum, held in Rome from 8th-9th May 2015, Fr Shenan Boquet, President of Human Life International, called for Catholic leadership to return to God’s plan for sex, marriage, and family, which, he suggested, is a precondition for human flourishing.

In his short address he commented on the crisis currently afflicting the Church. “It’s no longer ambiguous” he said “things which are the opposite of the truth of Catholic teaching are being said by Church leaders.” He continued by explaining that the truth of the faith is something given by God and entrusted to his shepherds so that they can hand it on unchanged to the people of God.

“We are called to lead people to the fullness of truth that is revealed to us in Jesus Christ, that is entrusted to the Church, entrusted to our shepherds. That truth is not created, but given.”

But the truth of God’s plan is being ignored and even blatantly distorted  by many spiritual leaders today, he said. Catholic leaders are “actually saying the opposite of what our Lord has revealed.”

We must, he urged, return to the order established by God: “The responsibility of the Church, and all of us in this room, is to reorient the world to that plan.”

Fr Boquet’s full presentation can be watched here.