The quest for safe, generic, ‘ceremonial’ prayers

As the members of the Town of Greece Board prepared for business, a local Catholic priest rose to offer a short prayer."Heavenly Father, you guide and govern everything with order and love," said Father John Forni, of St. John the Evangelist parish. "Look upon this assembly of our town leaders. ... May they always act in accordance with your will, and may their decision be for the well being of all. The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord let his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. … [Read more...]

Secular unions vs. Holy Matrimony, Part II

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of two columns on current debates about Holy Matrimony and civil unions.Gay-rights advocates know the formula and so do their opponents: If gay marriage becomes a civil right, then religious believers who dare to defend ancient doctrines on marriage will become de facto segregationists and suffer the legal consequences.The problem for the left is that this happens to be true."Before we shrug and reply, 'So what if it's religious? It's still bigotry, it's s … [Read more...]


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