Real Life, the Synod and the Humanum Colloquium
Helen Alvaré, a George Mason Unviersity law professor handling communications for the colloquium, explains that a desire for “a new language” is driving the event. As she elaborates in an interview with Brandon Vogt:
What will this “new language” be? It might be too early to say exactly, but the Humanum trailer points the way. Pairing gorgeous visuals with the erotic poetry of the “Song of Songs,” it offers a positive vision of marriage as an ecstatic “yes” to life oriented toward what French novelist Michel Houellebecq once termed “the last bastion of primitive communism in liberal society” – i.e., the household – and in an age of atomized individualism, radiates complementarity, community, and love, mysteries which intertwine us with the rhythm of the cosmos and its Creator.
This type of counter-story is what families today need. We need that soul-stirring reminder that, in the words of Pope Francis:
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