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Cardinal Mahony: Prop. 8 ruling based on feelings, not God's plan for mankind Comments

"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. Michael Russell
    4 years ago

    Human laws are valid and equitable only in so far as they correspond with , and enforce or supplement the Natural Law; they are null and void when they conflict with it. The separation of Church and state is a fabrication, which gives those so inclined the idea that they can manufacture laws according to their own desires. God created this world and every thing and every person in it. He created it out of love for us. It is time for humanity to realize this fact and behave accordingly. His plan for marriage to be the union of a man and a woman is the only valid way for this relationship to work .

  2. John
    4 years ago

    Michael, that is where you are wrong. It is not a secular matter; marriage has been a religious matter for thousands of years, and only in the last 200 years or so been considered secular. If you think there should be a definate separation between church and state, then of course you think that murder is okay, stealing is okay, greed is okay? The government should not enforce those laws because they have religious orgin? Hypocritical....

  3. mike
    4 years ago

    KCThomas and MikeM should combine their views and then it would be very close to the truth of the situation....Fact, lawmaking is a secular matter. Therefore I find Cardinal Mahoney's remarks a bit off the mark - but he is a churchman and should speak as a churchman, which he does. KCThomas's remark is correct that Catholic intellectuals should do better communicating their ideas. Where are the great apologists? Ever since Roe vs Wade came like a bolt out of the blue, Catholics have been losing the public dialog, the legal dialog. "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and give to God what is God's." We are not thinking with the mind of Christ and are not engaged in the public dialog as intimately as the Lord was in His day. See where our politeness and hesitancy to offend has gotten us?

  4. MichaelM
    4 years ago

    Look... The ruling was never intended to be based on "God's plan." This is a secular matter for the government to decide. We're not talking about the church here and nobody really gives a hoot what you think about secular, governing matters. (Ever heard of separation of Church and State?)

  5. K.C.Thomas
    4 years ago

    American secularism is mixture of wisdom and foolishness. The plea for gay marriage comes from pure ignorance of human civilization,history,religion,human values,Natural law etc. When a group want perpetuation of their such belief,what we can do is intensify our faith. We should show with patience and wisdom how we regulate our life as per God's commands and live peacefully It is hightime Catholic intellectuals and devoted families take extra interest in creating awareness to lead a christian life by all our families.

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