Marching for Mary and marriage

| October 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Chris and Amanda Fussy of St. Joseph in New Hope pray the rosary with hundreds of others at the annual archdiocesan Candlelight Rosary Procession Oct. 5. The prayers were dedicated to the efforts to support traditional marriage, and speakers delivered remarks to inspire those gathered at the State Capitol where the procession began. Bishop Lee Piché joined in the procession to the Cathedral of St. Paul along with Bishop Anthony Muheria of the Diocese of Kitui, Kenya, who was here with a delegation from his diocese. Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit

 

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  • John in Vegas

     I cannot help but
    refer you to Jeremiah 5:21, paraphrased a little more politely as “There
    are none so blind as those who will not see.”  The reality here is that you are praying for
    the Blessed Mother’s help to destroy the happiness, health and security of
    other real families with real children. The real tragedy however, is the
    message of hopelessness you are sending to the young people who may be
    struggling with their own sexuality and desire to be happy. The Holy Mother
    must be appalled!

    • Mafussy

      I’m sorry you feel this way John. Hopefully your eyes will be open to the truth soon. I will pray for you.

  • John in Vegas

    Why do you feel the need to censor my comments? Unlike you,
    I am trying to reach out and start a dialogue. This is an issue that affects millions
    of gay children. Gay children who are killing themselves because people like
    you are taking away their hope for fulfilling their dreams of happiness. You
    make no mention of the gay families who are directly involved, no reference to
    how and why they exist with a complete disregard to their individual rights and
    no reference to the overwhelming amount biology, psychology and science that
    runs counter to your baseless contention that gay marriage is harmful to
    society and children.

    Do you really know what is harmful to children? Tell them
    that they are not members of a legitimate family. That harms them. Do you know
    what else? Tell them their parents are setting a poor example, not just for
    them, but for all of society. Do you know what else harms children? How about
    telling them that they are better off being raised by someone other than the
    only two people they have ever trusted in their short lives? Oh yeah, and make sure all of their friends know this too.

    Do you have any idea what homosexuality is, beyond what you
    may have heard from the pulpit of your church? Do you even know what gay men and
    women want from marriage beyond your contempt and or disgust for a group of
    people who are different from you? Do you know that the homosexual orientation
    reveals itself at puberty in as many as one in ten children? Do you realize that
    any of your children conceived in the heterosexual union between you and your
    spouse have those very same odds?  Are
    you familiar with any of the numerous biological and scientific studies that
    identify homosexuality as a naturally occurring, immutable human characteristic
    and link it to the beginnings of human development in the mother’s womb?  

    Have you ever asked a gay man or woman how
    they felt about their partner? Do you realize that long-term homosexual relationships
    have little to do with the physical relationship and just like heterosexual
    relationships, are everything about the deeply held emotional and psychological
    bonds that occur between loving couples? These are biological facts supported
    by countless scientific studies.

    Do you have any idea about the devastating physical and psychological
    harm your lack of understanding and willingness to ignore the facts about gay
    marriage has on millions of gay men and women, their parents, children, family
    and loved ones? If you have any idea, and have even an ounce of compassion, you
    would rethink your position and let this post stand.

    Let me finish with this:

    Do you know what absolutely will not harm your children?
    Tell them that the world is a diverse and wonderful place where everyone should
    care deeply about their friends and neighbors. Tell them everyone deserves to
    be loved and respected and all of us have a right to live our lives in peace,
    free from fear, and free from the tyranny of a few uneducated and ignorant
    people who think they know what’s best for everyone. Do you know what else will
    never harm them? Give them a solid education in science and biology. Let them
    understand the things that are true in the world. Let them learn the difference
    between that and what we know is no longer true. Teach them not to fear
    knowledge. If you want to teach them to pray the Rosary, teach them to pray for
    peace and understanding.

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