Tuesday, March 4, 2008

On Marriage....


Today the Supreme Court of California will begin hearing arguments in (S147999) "in re Marriage Cases." These are the cases, brought by the City and County of San Francisco, among others, that would overturn, by redefinition, the institution of marriage in California.

Another party to the case is the Equality California Institute. You remember them. A member of their Board of Directors, transvestite "Donna Sachet" has entertained at at least one Catholic Charities Fundraiser and many times at Most Holy Redeemer Church.

In case anyone has forgotten, here is the Church's teaching on marriage:

From the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: "The Nature of Marriage and its Inalienable Characteristics"

"The Church's teaching on marriage and on the complementarity of the sexes reiterates a truth that is evident to right reason and recognized as such by all the major cultures of the world. Marriage is not just any relationship between human beings. It was established by the Creator with its own nature, essential properties and purpose. No ideology can erase from the human spirit the certainty that marriage exists solely between a man and a woman, who by mutual personal gift, proper and exclusive to themselves, tend toward the communion of their persons. In this way, they mutually perfect each other, in order to cooperate with God in the procreation and upbringing of new human lives."

For the full text of the Vatican's statement on "Same Sex Unions" click here.

Let us pray that the California Supreme Court Justices remember the will of the people of the State of California, and the unique nature of marriage.

The Homiletic & Pastoral Review also has a great article on marriage today.

3 comments:

Coffee Catholic said...

Dear Father, This is totally off topic but I wanted to share some wonderful news: I found out yesterday that I'm pregnant with our first long-awaited baby!!

God bless!!

Mrs. Michelle in Scotland

Anonymous said...

Best possible news!

God Bless you!

Andrew Eppink said...

Good luck re homosexual 'marriages' and the CA supremes. Crying on most lawyers/'judges' shoulders doesn't seem to accomplish much, as so many, the majority I think, make no effort to follow or interpret law, instead merely transparently lying and maneuvering (a la Roe vs Wade, the 9th circus, etc., etc., ad nauseam), ultimately codifying their personal opinion(s) into law.

Legal opinion can't ultimately be anything but personal, but there should be some concerted, competent and good faith effort to follow God's explicit and Natural Law, the Constitution, and the body of law generally, but often (usually, I think) there isn't.