“Institutions tend to be strongest when they make significant moral demands, and weaker when they pre-emptively accommodate themselves to human nature.” – New York Times columnist Ross Douthat Read his column on gay marriage for the rest.
Below, a brief report on the Catholic wedding of Prince Albert (not, it seems, in a can) and Charlene Wittstock. This came a day after their civil ceremony. Given what has just happened in New York State with gay marriage, should the church in the United States get out of the marriage racket altogether and [...]
A good dissection of marriage can be found right here by Dick Houck, of the Catholic Defense League (not to be confused, evidently, with the Catholic League): Man and woman naturally complement each other physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. They were made to give themselves completely and fully to each other, for the two to [...]
Those curious about what this exemption does and does not cover might be interested in this item, from a Baptist website: Religious exemption language that was part of a successful “gay marriage” bill in New York addresses a handful of religious liberty concerns but ignores a large number of other religious conflicts, says an attorney [...]
“I would have to say I was sad because it’s not good for the common good. I think society and culture is at its peril. “I tell the gay community I love you very much, and every single morning when I say my morning prayers, I pray for the health of all New Yorkers and [...]
“(New York Governor Andrew) Cuomo’s concubinage gives prominent bad example against marriage, but his official actions in regard to “gay marriage” have changed the very definition of marriage in the populous state under his care; Cuomo’s living arrangements are of immediate canonical concern to only two of New York’s eight arch/bishops, but his political actions [...]
He spoke openly about wrestling with his religious convictions before the vote on Friday. And now USA TODAY has more: New York Catholic leadership vociferously opposed legalizing gay marriage in the state. But when it passed the state senate Friday night to become law, it was with the help of a yes vote from a [...]
“Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have deconstructed the single most important institution in human history. Republicans and Democrats alike succumbed to powerful political elites and have passed legislation that will undermine our families and as a consequence, our society… …I have asked all Catholic schools to refuse any distinction or honors bestowed upon [...]
The Archbishop of New York made his remarks this morning on a New York radio show: Timothy M. Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, who has been a low-key presence during the debate over same-sex marriagein the state, called in to a capital radio talk show Friday morning to warn that the proposed legislation [...]
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