From Catholic World News:
Theologians blast US bishops on same-sex marriage
Three theologians who teach at Jesuit institutions [Jesuit schools again … what a surprise…] –Paul Lakeland of Fairfield University, Daniel Maguire of Marquette University, and Frank Parella of Santa Clara University [WHO? We may have heard of Maguire a few times, but… WHO? Insignificant wannabes, angling for NCR’s “Person of the Year”. They won’t beat the nuns.] –blasted the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for its opposition to same-sex marriage. [A suggestion to parents of children approaching college age: refuse to help or to pay for anything for children to go to any of these schools!]
“[Cardinal Timothy] Dolan and the United States Catholic Conference are misrepresenting ‘Catholic teaching,’ [This is rich,] and are trying to present their idiosyncratic minority view as the ‘Catholic position,’ [Whose view is idiosyncratic?] and it is not,” said Maguire in an e-mail. “The bishops will stand with Dolan and the US Catholic Conference, but on this issue, they are in moral schism[ROFL! He must be getting soft in the head.] since most in the Church have moved on [to] a more humane view on the rights of those whom God has made gay.” [How many things are wrong with that? God doesn’t make people “gay” (and I hate the misappropration of that word, which disguises the moral turpitude of homosexual acts). That’s absurd. Even if it could be demonstrated that there is a strong “nature” argument, homosexual acts are contrary to human nature. Thus, it is far more inhumane (which term seems to me more applicable to how we treat dogs than human beings) to approve of actions that kill the soul, offend God, and create social confusion. Moreover, Maguire knows better than to suggest that Catholic doctrine is determined by majorities or shifting mores. That’s just plain stupid.]
“Most Catholic theologians approve of same-sex marriage [Gratis asseritur, gratis negatur. Thus, NO, Macquire, they DON’T. Furthermore, if there were a majority among those who self-identify as “Catholic theologians”, such a statement would exclude them from actually being “Catholic theologians”. They might be “theologians” of some sort, but they would not really be “Catholic” in an authentic sense, because they would be upholding something directly contrary to perennial Catholic doctrine.] and Catholics generally do not differ much from the overall population on this issue,” [So what?] Maguire added. Maguire, an ex-priest, has also been a stalwart defender of legal abortion. [But remember: Jesuits give him a paycheck.]
Parella said he sees “nothing in the Gospels” [Two problems: Holy Scripture is more than the Gospels alone, and Catholic doctrine is not determined by Scripture along.] that should lead the Church to oppose same-sex marriage, [piffle] while Lakeland said that the US bishops’ opposition to same-sex marriage is “not really an argument that has a theological justification.” [I can’t see any justification for him to receive a paycheck from a Catholic school.]
Homosexual acts are sinful.
Same-sex marriage is NOT a civil rights issue.
Same-sex relationships cannot be true marriages.
Calling such relationship “marriages”, even legally, will not make them true marriages in the eyes of God and Holy Church.