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 [...]

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 [...]

Former Chairman of Catholic Charities of Boston Calls Preserve Marriage Washington On Its Lies

By: Sunday October 14, 2012 12:22 pm

It’s one of National Organization for Marriage’s favorite fact-free canards: if same-sex couples are allowed access to civil marriage, religious-based charities will be forced to close up shop. Preserve Marriage Washington, a local arm of NOM trying to block approval of Referendum 74 and thereby repeal Washington’s freedom to marry law, has included this scurrilous [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington Gives Churches Illegal Fundraising Instructions

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 4:25 pm

Preserve Marriage Washington, the campaign opposing Washington state’s freedom to marry law, has attracted the attention of the state’s Public Disclosure Commission because its fundraising instructions to churches are “not in compliance with state law”, according to the Seattle Times: The fact that churches can call for or allow special collections on behalf of a [...]

Seattle’s St. James Cathedral Rejects Anti-Gay Referendum Campaign

By: Thursday April 12, 2012 9:53 am

In a heartening move Father Michael Ryan, St. James Cathedral‘s senior pastor, e-mailed his congregation this week to inform them that the cathedral was not participating in the signature gathering effort to force Referendum 74 on the November ballot. Referendum 74, a project of National Organization for Marriage, would repeal Washington’s new civil marriage equality [...]

Preserve Marriage Washington Was Created by NOM, Say Washington’s Catholic Bishops

By: Friday March 23, 2012 9:00 pm

As if in answer to my observation that it’s almost as if Washington’s Bishops own Preserve Marriage Washington, Washington State Catholic Conference (WSCC), which represents the Catholic Bishops of the State of Washington on issues of public policy, has posted the following comment on their “Preserve Marriage Washington” (PMW) web page. PMW is the campaign [...]

NOM and New Hampshire’s Catholic Bishops Suddenly Support Civil Unions

By: Monday March 19, 2012 5:00 pm

Last week New Hampshire state Rep. David Bates (R) proposed an amendment to his marriage equality repeal bill (HB 427) that would reinstate civil unions. Despite vehemently opposing civil unions in the past, the Diocese of Manchester, which constitutes “The Catholic Church in New Hampshire”, is supporting Rep. Bates’s amendment. In addition to repealing same [...]

Washington’s Catholic Hierarchy Attempts a Secular Argument Against Marriage Equality

By: Saturday January 14, 2012 9:10 pm

In response to the filing on Friday of Washington’s civil marriage equality bill, the Washington State Catholic Conference issued a statement in opposition called “Marriage and the Common Good” (PDF). The document is signed by the state’s four bishops (pictured below), including Archbishop of Seattle J. Peter Sartain who is also secretary-elect to the United [...]

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