Attending Gay Weddings May Turn Off God And Cause Scandal

By: Friday May 3, 2013 5:08 pm

Shun your gay loved ones on their most important day or you and God may end up on the rocks.  Worse yet, there may be talk in the village.  From Thomas Tobin, Catholic Bishop of Providence: At this moment of cultural change, it is important to affirm the teaching of the Church, based on God’s [...]

Rhode Island Catholic Priest’s Letter Shows That We’re Winning

By: Tuesday April 2, 2013 10:33 am

The Rev. John A. Kiley, a senior priest in the Catholic Diocese of Providence, recently sent a letter titled “Homosexual marriage still a lie” to the Providence Journal : John A. Kiley: Homosexual marriage still a lie The cascading list of politicians and professionals endorsing so-called homosexual marriage calls to mind a profound observation of the [...]

Cardinal Timothy Dolan Admits That The Catholic Church’s Opposition to Same-Sex Civil Marriage Is Anti-Gay

By: Sunday March 31, 2013 10:43 am

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, made a surprising admission during an interview this morning on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that the church doesn’t know how to pursue it’s policy of opposing civil marriage for same-sex couples without being anti-gay. From the ABC [...]

Roman Catholic Hierarchy Tacitly Admits That They’re Losing The Marriage Debate

By: Monday March 25, 2013 2:33 pm

Controversy has arisen over whether Pope Francis advocated for a civil unions law in Argentina in 2010 while he served as Archbishop of Buenos Aires.  The New York Times and CNN quote sources saying that he did, while a source quoted by Catholic News Agency refutes those claims. If then-Archbishop Bergoglio didn’t advocate for civil [...]

US Catholic Bishops Use Pope Francis’s Anti-Gay History to Promote NOM Rally

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 5:46 pm

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the political organ of the American Catholic hierarchy, is promoting National Organization for Marriage’s upcoming marriage discrimination rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court with a “five reasons” list. Reason number one that the Catholic bishops say that people should rally with NOM: Pope Francis is a [...]

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Poised to Become Sixth Catholic Governor to Sign Marriage Equality Into Law

By: Tuesday February 12, 2013 4:29 pm

What does Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn have in common with every single U.S. state governor who has signed marriage equality legislation? He’s Catholic. Gov. Quinn, an enthusiastic supporter of marriage equality, promised attendees at Equality Illinois‘s Justice For All Gala this past weekend that “This week will be a historic week in Illinois. … This [...]

British Catholic MPs Voted Overwhelmingly for the Equal Marriage Bill

By: Monday February 11, 2013 2:46 pm

Like so many Roman Catholic voters, parliamentarians, legislators and governors have done around the world, Britain’s Roman Catholic Members of Parliament voted overwhelmingly last week in support of the UK Equal Marriage bill. “Among the Catholic MPs who cast ballots in the landmark February [5] vote, 47 favored the government’s proposal, and only 28 opposed [...]

RI: Bishop Tobin’s Flock Calls Marriage Equality “Inmoral” and “Unnecesary”

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 4:25 pm

During last night’s legislative hearing on Rhode Island’s marriage equality bill, opponents of the legislation held signs that appeared to be quoting Bishop Thomas Tobin. Last week, the bishop released a statement that began with the sentence: “The proposal to legalize “same-sex marriage” in the State of Rhode Island is immoral and unnecessary.” Judging by [...]

Does Cardinal George Serve God, Or Mother Nature?

By: Tuesday January 1, 2013 9:03 pm

The Illinois state Legislature is gearing up to consider passage of The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act (HB5170), a marriage equality bill.  Unsurprisingly Cardinal Francis George, Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, opposes the bill. What is surprising is Cardinal George’s reliance on “natural law”, not Bible references, to make his case.  From the letter “Same-sex [...]

Seattle’s Catholic Archbishop Finds Solace in Washington’s Freedom To Marry Law

By: Monday December 17, 2012 9:32 am

In the wake of Washington state voters approving the state’s new civil marriage and religious freedom law, which allows same-sex couples to marry, Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has summarized archdiocesan policy regarding same-sex marriage.  From the latest Archdiocese of Seattle Policy Refresher: ARCHDIOCESAN POLICY BASED ON CANON LAW No priest or deacon or lay minister [...]

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