Tag: same-sex marriage
By officiating at a same-sex wedding, Vice President Joe Biden as a prominent Catholic politician has created confusion over church teaching on marriage and “the corresponding moral obligations of Catholics,” three U.S. bishops said Aug. 5.
A Norwegian bishop said the country’s clergy will no longer officiate at civil weddings, after the predominant Lutheran Church’s governing synod voted to conduct gay marriages in Norway.
Q. Our pastor recently left the priesthood, and now he is advertising on the Web that he is available to perform weddings or funerals (including weddings of gay/lesbian couples.) The Catholic priest who married us has also left the priesthood and is now a Presbyterian minister.
How does a faithful Catholic treat and respond to these men? I wonder what we are doing wrong that so many men are leaving the priesthood.
Analyzing the ramifications of the June 26 same-sex marriage ruling for the Catholic Church at the national, state and local levels will take time, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.
Attorney Jordan Lorence, a native Minnesotan who has been in the trenches of the war for religious liberty, will give a talk at the Minnesota Religious Freedom Forum Oct. 24.
The legal landscape has changed. The bottom line is that, on Aug. 1, acting on your belief that marriage is between a man and a woman could get you punished in Minnesota.
I have heard a lot about how mean the Church is, and how bigoted, because she opposes gay marriage. How badly she misunderstands gay people, and how hostile she is towards us. My gut reaction to such things is: Are you freaking kidding me?
Are we even talking about the same church?
Minnesota and France redefined marriage in the same week, yet the differences in public reaction to this decision in both places could hardly be starker.
The Senate will vote on the legislation next week. The governor has said he would sign the measure if it reaches his desk.
In his classic text “After Virtue,” the philosopher Alisdair MacIntyre lamented, not so much the immorality that runs rampant in our contemporary society, but something more fundamental and in the long run more dangerous — namely, that we are no longer even capable of having a real argument about moral matters.
Good will and social acceptance of all persons does not logically require that the legal definition of marriage be changed for everyone.