After reading James Martin, S.J.’s Jesus: A Pilgrimage, I emailed the Jesuit to ask why Cana had not been included in his book. He quickly replied that it was just because Cana had not been on the itinerary for the trip he chronicled. I later found some of his comments on visiting Cana, at another time.
We visited a church there, where we all renewed our vows, whether we were married, single, vowed or religious. It was a wonderful way of once again saying yes to God. (America Media's Virtual Pilgrimage DAY 2: Nazareth & Cana)
Especially in light of what the Catechism says about Cana, such comments seem (at minimunm) to be deeply superficial and inadequate:
1613 On the threshold of his public life Jesus performs his first sign - at his mother's request - during a wedding feast [See John 2: 1-11]. The Church attaches great importance to Jesus' presence at the wedding at Cana. She sees in it the confirmation of the goodness of marriage and the proclamation that thenceforth marriage will be an efficacious sign of Christ's presence. (Catechism of the Catholic Church).
I do not understand why our holy father, the bishops, and his Jesuit superiors allow Father Martin to get away with clericalism and sophomoric nonsense.
As I wrote last year,
All of us need to arm ourselves to promote and defend God’s Truth, because it is only His Good News that leads humanity to authentic happiness. We are called to help get ourselves, our loved ones, and all God’s people to Heaven…..
The Catechism and the Compendium of the Catechism absolutely proclaim the sanctity of human life…and the sanctity of how human life is transmitted….
No matter what a person’s own perspective, no one – Catholic, non-Catholic, or “none” – seems unaware that traditional Catholic teaching on marriage, family, and human sexuality is not being embraced…..
While same-sex activities may presently receive the most attention, we risk overlooking that the teaching concerns any use of sexual faculties outside (or inside) marriage which is not simultaneously unitive and procreative for the husband and wife – a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman…..
Those who cherish human life from the first moment of fertilization till natural death, while acknowledging marriage to be the only appropriate place for husbands and wives to cooperate in God’s continuing work of Creation, and acknowledging the need for each conjugal act to be open to life are promised authentic happiness – a happiness finding its fulfillment in Heaven itself [Yet no matter how a new human life came to be, she is owed uncompromising reverence, respect, and protection from its very first moment.]. Human life is sacred; the conjugal act between husbands and wives is sacred. All of us need to be shouting this from the proverbial rooftops! (Catholic Stand , 6/11/2021)