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"The union of a man and of a woman in a life-long loving and caring relationship is of divine origin. No human nor civil power can decree or declare otherwise," Cardinal Mahony wrote. "For many of us, we will continue to believe that God is the origin of marriage, and we will follow God's constant revelation to that effect." Continue Reading

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  1. Chris Omumu
    3 years ago

    As a matter of fact and under natural law, marriage is between a man and a woman any other way is a perversion of a natural instinct which should not be tempered due to any selfish reasons. The institution of marriage was primarily for procreation, those selfish groups or individuals who are agitating for the unnatural way of marriage should know, if now for union of a man and a woman they would,nt have come to being, likewise, that same spirit of procreator has been passed them. "NOTE" any unnatural means in most times are very consequential.

  2. Chris Omumu
    3 years ago

    As a matter of fact and under natural law, marriage is between a man and a woman any other way is a perversion a natural instinct which should not be tempered due to any selfish reasons. The institution of marriage was primarily for procreation, those selfish groups or individuals who are agitating for the unnatural way of marriage should know, if now for union of a man and a woman they would,nt have come to being, likewise, that same spirit of procreator has been passed them. "NOTE" any unnatural means in most times are very consequential.

  3. bete davis
    3 years ago

    You're all living in kookooland...

  4. Pujabrata
    3 years ago

    may our Father in Heaven always give strength to Catholic people to defend Catholic strong and solid values every time, every moment, no matter how harsh the world will torture them...

    please pray for persecuted Christians in SE. Asia especially during Islam's fasting time... I've just read news about FPI (radical Islam organization in Indonesia) attacked Christians who were doing holy mass.. there're several numbers of cases of torturing Christians has been increased in Indonesia.. please pray for us...

  5. K.C.Thomas
    3 years ago

    I agree with Mike that law making is a secular matter. First of all the lawmakers should know that the law should be beneficial for all. When people differ in their opinion in the matter, majority opinion has to prevail. But the minority's rights and faith should be respected. The gay culture is a minority culture that goes against the tradition. They have the right to live as per their faith. But the State need not side with them and legislate rules in such a way the majority have to change their beliefs and culture . Marriage even if not considered as a sacrament,it cannot be between to same sex persons or between to siblings or between a human and an animal etc. The Western society wants to abandon God and religion . None can help them They may go ahead and strike the heads on the rock of truth later and may perish Let us be faithful to our God and our religion

  6. rob
    3 years ago

    So I guess now a person can marry the dog or they're cat if they want too and California,It's a mad mad world we live in.Pray for those in sin who do not know they are in sin.remember God hates the sin, not the Sinner.

  7. Justin
    3 years ago

    @MichaelM, you are mistaken. The reference of separation of Church and state is not in the Constitution. It is in a letter from Jefferson. The reference I believe that you are thinking about is the First Amendment, the Establishment Clause, Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion. This is often misquoted and very misunderstood. The First Amendment is stipulating that the Congress, and by extension the government shall pass no law that establishes a State Religion. However the idea of Marriage is outside of this realm. There are two reasons for marriage, first the secular and the second the religious. The first, the state has a specific interest in the raising of the children. The idea is to provide for the family and for future generations. The religious is more interested in the whole. Both present and future generations. Though I believe that many here have good intentions, marriage is a Sacrament, holy and is not for man to redefine. "What God has joined together, let no man put asunder." Mark 10:9. This was with respect to marriage, but interesting it can be applied to the definition as well. Let no man put asunder the what defines marriage, a man and a woman.

  8. MikeTheInfidel
    3 years ago

    Julie:
    "The foremost reason for marriage is the propagation of mankind. Any union other than that of a man and woman cannot propagate mankind."

    I agree. No more marriages for the impotent, the barren, the elderly, or the disfigured.

    Or perhaps you'd like to rethink what you just said, seeing how this nonsense was directly addressed in the ruling (with which you would do well to acquaint yourself).

  9. JeanCatherine
    3 years ago

    MichaelM

    Not fighting with yes have heard of it and its not in our Constitution. It (Same Sex Issue) is not really a religious issue but a Natural Law issue that we like to choose to ignore when we selfishing wish to pursue pleasures that arent necessarily good for us or society.

    I mean this as a good thing. Peace.

  10. Julie
    3 years ago

    Let us commend this argument to logic. The foremost reason for marriage is the propagation of mankind. Any union other than that of a man and woman cannot propagate mankind. Therefore rationally and by virtue of the natural order, no union other than that of one man and one woman is licit. Anything else is an abomination. Civil Society is bound to follow the rules of natural law.


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