So, the Supreme Court will finally have to get into same-sex stuff. I don’t want to call it marriage. The best I can do it call it “marriage”. Whatever the civil, legal terms are used, it it impossible that there should be marriage between members of the same sex.
At ZENIT I read some comments by San Francisco’s Archbp. Cordileone, who is the head of the USCCB’s Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.
“It’s hard to imagine how the essential meaning of marriage as between the two sexes, understood in our nation for over 200 years, and consistent with every society throughout all of human history, could be declared illegal. To those arguing for a constitutional redefinition of marriage, one must ask: when did the Constitution suddenly mandate a novel and unfounded definition of marriage? To ask such a question is not a judgment on anyone. It is a matter of justice and truth. The central issue at stake is: what is marriage? The answer is: a bond which unites a man and a woman to each other and to any children who come from their union. Only a man and a woman can unite their bodies in a way that creates a new human being. Marriage is thus a unique and beautiful reality which a society respects to its benefit or ignores to its peril.”
During his trip to the Philippines, Pope Francis recently said:
“The family is also threatened by growing efforts on the part of some to redefine the very institution of marriage, by relativism, by the culture of the ephemeral, by a lack of openness to life.”
We are facing horrible threats, even existential threats right now, and it seems as if they are coming faster and faster, from every direction.
We must get serious about our Catholic identity and have recourse to the Church’s powerful prayers to avert evils and to do reparation.