Now that so many places are enshrining into their laws a definition for the word “marriage” that bears no resemblance to what the institution of marriage actually is, an openly bigamist “family” who fled Utah is challenging Utah’s laws against bigamy.
And, if Adam and Steve can get married, then there is no logical argument against Adam and Eve, Betty, Patty, Jane, an... More
Archbishop Dolan has been getting grief from Left and Right for his leadership role in the same-sex marriage debate in New York. He does not need my defense, but since much of the criticism I hear from the Right strikes me as unfair, I make a plea for an end to that blame game here.
And on the Archdiocese of New York website, the archbishop blogs:
for us in the Church, not much changes. We cont... More
From my interview with Robert P. George:
LOPEZ: How significant is it that this governor is Catholic?
GEORGE: Is he? There are many devout Protestants and even Jews and Muslims whose moral beliefs and practices are far more closely in line with Catholic teachings than Andrew Cuomo’s are. Andrew’s father’s views and policies gave scandal (as Catholics use that term) precisely because people t... More
Supporters of homosexual “marriage” in New York love Dave Holmes’ tweet. It gets mentioned in story after story on the subject. The pop music maven was celebrating June 24, the fateful day when the New York State Legislators and Governor Andrew Cuomo embraced same-sex “marriage.”
Twittered Holmes: “As we celebrate tonight, let’s spare a warm thought for our opponents, who lost absolu... More
I am sure Bill Donahue already noticed that a summer after the Empire State Building refused to honor Mother Teresa on the 100th anniversary of her birth, it lit up a perfectly timed “Gay Pride” celebration this weekend.
Efforts to redefine marriage have met with a string of defeats this year.
They lost their bid to redefine marriage in the Maryland legislature first, then the Rhode Island legislature.
In Minnesota, the legislature voted in May to allow the people of that state to define marriage as between one man and one woman in 2012, and the last remaining states may soon follow suit.
The last chance gay activ... More
The Cardinal Newman Society brought this to my attention first:
This afternoon, Jesuit, Catholic Georgetown University is hosting a lecture by Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), according to the University events page.
The event with HRC is dubbed “Beyond DADT Repeal: The Future of the LGBTQ Rights Movement.” The page describes the HRC as ”America’s largest lesbi... More
Yesterday, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (a Catholic) signed a civil unions bill into law which gives same-sex couples all the legal privileges that married couples enjoy in that state. CatholicVote President Brian Burch explained a couple months ago how Gov. Quinn strong-armed the legislation through the lame duck session.
Local gay activists do not see yesterday’s signing as the end of the... More
Gay activists have recruited a new ally. Barbara Bush, daughter of President George W. Bush, agreed to record a commercial in favor of same-sex ‘marriage’ in New York.
In the commercial, she says: “I’m Barbara Bush, and I’m a New Yorker for marriage equality. New York is about fairness and equality. And everyone should have the right to marry the person that they lo... More
American bishops and Pope Benedict himself are making unprecedented statements about the urgent need to defend the definition of marriage in our society, and to provide concrete support to young families.
Let’s start with Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing, MI – writing about vocations week:
We have a vocation crisis in America. This is not what you think. It is a vocation crisis in marr... More