On June 18, 2006, the Washington area group Faithful Catholics of MD/DC handed out flyers protesting outgoing Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.
The flyer, also, gave warning about incoming Bishop Donald Wuerl's record as bishop of Pittsburgh which is in the news because it's the center of the 300 "Predator Priests" report about to be released.
Pope Benedict XVI apparently agreed with the protesters concerns about about McCarrick's open support of gay civil unions and condoms. He forced the Cardinal to retire as soon as his retirement age arrived
Unfortunately, his replacement Wuerl while not as open in his dissent had as record according to the flyer as reported by Defend Life Newsletter:
"-retaining as 'master catechists' gay rights activists
-allowing the gay rights group 'Dignity' to hold 'Masses' in Catholic churches
-foisting graphic sex education on Catholic children, over the objections of parents"
(Defend Life Newsletter, July-August Vol. 17 No. 4)
Both strong Amoris Laetitia supporters McCarrick and Wuerl even then were both supporting sodomy. One behind church doors and the other on CNN.
According to the newsletter, McCarrick told CNN Wolf Blitzer that heterosexual marriage was an "ideal" and therefore he supported homosexual civil unions.
That was most likely the first time a cardinal called marriage an "ideal."
It is possible that the Spanish speaking McCarrick who is well known to have influenced Pope Francis on the selection of American bishops may have influenced him to use the term "ideal" to refer to a heterosexual lifelong commitment to marriage.
Francis's Amoris Laetitia used the McCarrick language of calling a marriage an "ideal" which can't be realized so adultery is condoned.
The next step for Francis is to use McCarrick's logic of heterosexual marriage being an "ideal" which can't be realized so sodomy can be condoned.
Two of Francis's collaborators Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Germany and Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich are already using Amoris Laetitia to condone homosexuality.
It appears McCarrick and Francis are on the same page on where calling marriage an "ideal" leads to: condoning homosexuality.
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church.