Cardinal: Bad to change marriage laws
As we can see, the key words there are "God's plan." What part of the words "God's plan" do dissenters not understand? How could anyone think the Church could be wrong about this for two seconds, let alone two millennia, and that our elder brothers in the faith were wrong about it for the previous two millennia? How could anyone think Scripture is wrong about it?
Dissenters think that their opinions of the past few decades trump everything in salvation history. They think the Holy Father is not infallible but they are. This is a measure of just how deep is their attachment to wrong thinking and, all too often, to disordered things.
It is love, not "mean-spiritedness" or "bitter zeal" or "judgmentalism," for the Vicar of Christ, and us echoing him, to try to help people undertstand all this and get away from wrong thinking and things that objectively are sins, such as pride, heresy and sexual and homosexual sins.
Nor is it "self-righteous" and "holier than thou" for the Vicar of Christ, and us echoing him, to try to help our misguided and misled brothers and sisters see the light and repent and reform. We have all sinned and fallen short, and the just man falls seven times a day, God tells us in Scripture. We all need enlightenment, conversion, forgivenness and making restitution.
In defending marriage from those who are trying to destroy it, we are also defending the Holy Father, the Church and God and His plans for everyone's happiness and salvation. "God's plan": Two beautiful, holy and indispensable words for the world.