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Pushing Back the Darkness in New York: Archbishop Dolan Defends True Marriage Comments

Our country's founding principles speak of rights given by God, not invented by government, and certain noble values - life, home, family, marriage, children, faith - that are protected, not re-defined, by a state presuming omnipotence. We cherish true freedom, not as the license to do whatever we want, but the liberty to do what we ought.  Continue Reading

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  1. vance
    3 years ago

    Sadly, the New York Marxist Democrat Party ignored the good Archbishop and passed a Bill legalizing Homosexual Marriage. This is what we Catholics can expect from the Party of Anthony Weiner.

  2. Dennis
    3 years ago

    Excuse me, Mr Joseph R Yungk, but what 'rights" are you missing? You have the same right to take a wife as I do. Did someone say you could not get married, or... did you yourself reject marriage? Is it not you, Joseph, who wants to redefine marriage? Not the Church. And to whom does the church or the state give the right to redefine and obfuscate that you feel is denied to you? No one. It is a silly and surpurfluous argument to say that you are denied some "right" that we all have. Marriage is equally allowed, Sodomy is equally discouraged.

    What you seem to want is a special "right' to call sodomy something honorable, but it still would not be. Sorry, but it was not Adam and Steve!

    I often ask St. Joseph for help in my daily work. Perhaps your name's sake would be of help to you as well. Please do your best to put sodomy in your past. There is no future in it.

  3. Gabriel
    3 years ago

    Thank you Archbishop Dolan for being a voice of fortitude and honor in these dark times.

  4. Theresa
    3 years ago

    Thanks to Archbishop Dolan for speaking up for marriage between one man and one woman. Homosexual relationship are an aberration contrary to the Natural Law and the government has no business imposing laws on society that are contrary to the Natural Law.... That being said; there is no denying that a comparatively small minority of the population experiences "tendencies" to homosexuality. This has occurred all throughout the history of the human race. We know it is only a "tendency" (when recognized/accepted as such it can be controlled), because of the fact that it is not naturally "fruitful" when acted out. As a result of original sin, we all have at least one "tendency" contrary to one of the natural laws....In some other articles, we have read the "testimony" of people who recognized their tendency to homosexuality, prayed,and sought help, and have learned who they "really" are (a child of God, called to holiness of life...), admitted/confessed their aberrant life-style, as the case may be, and now live happy lives free from the self-assertive "creed" they were lured by others into adopting.

  5. Michael D. Mann
    3 years ago

    More power to Archbishop Dolan and may God bless his work. I read the New York Times almost daily for business and other items. It's content and editorial perspectives are a disgrace. The Art section shows how decadent the American and Western European cultures have become. How can anyone hope to find happiness and decency in their lives with those kind of values.
    Last weeks betrayal of trust by the "up and coming" Congressman from New York, Tim Weiner, shows what kind of consequences occur when those types of values are adhered to. And another thing Archbishop Dolan must deal with is the fact that 61% of pregnancies of black women in New York City end in abortion. What happened to decency in New York, and for that matter, decency in America. Woe to us. I hope the good and moral people in America realize the depravity of parts of America and work to reclaim its goodness for us all.

  6. Daniel
    3 years ago

    In addition to all that has been said in support of marriage defined by God, homosexuality is defined by sex. It is defined by a perverted sexual act. Were sex not involved the relationship could not be homosexual. Homosexuality is defined by sex. Period. It cannot be defined by children. It cannot be defined by love. And it cannot be defined by marriage. And please, don't go to your dictionary to look up the definition of homosexual. We are talking about sin (which the dictionary does not mention)/sexual perversion - which the dictionary would not mention as part of the "definition". When I see two folks of the same sex "together" I know that they are sexually active. Such sexual activity is all that defines their relationship.

  7. Greg
    3 years ago

    During WWII my mom, with her sister and my grandma had to go to the closest town to be 'measured' by the Nazis so they could tell if my family had to be exterminated in a gas chamber now or later. They had their heads, distances between eyes and ears, the length of their noses measured. All of that was according to the NEW law and the science that was supporting it. Yes - it wasn't a crime at that time. All of that was perfectly legal! They did it because they believed it is their right to change the law that stood on the way to their 'happiness'.

    Now, we are facing time, when in our country people change definition of a human, love, and marriage. Human is not a child in the womb any more. Love is not sacrifice but self interest. Marriage is 'whatever' you want to call it.

    Call me a fanatic, but I will still tell that a baby is a human, love is sacrifice and putting someone's goodness above my private interest and desires, and marriage is the place when one sacrifices for the goodness of the other while hoping for a new life to spring from that love.


  8. John D
    3 years ago

    Joseph, Scripture speaks out against same sex relationships because they are harmful to you. Homosexuals tend to have shorter, unhappy lives even when they live in communities that openly accept them. It's not about defining you it's about communicating to you that you are on a path strewn with very serious problems and no matter what law is passed, it simply cannot change the fact that deep down homosexuals are conflicted people with deep seated problems. Encouraging a person to go out and indulge in a life style that results in cutting your life expectancy in half is NOT a sign of love. But, discouraging you from a behavior that could hurt you is a sign of love. Check out Courage Apostolate. I will pray for you.

  9. OverlappingMagisteria
    3 years ago


    I agree that human extinction is a bad thing and that if everyone became gay, procreation rates would drop drastically. However, I don't see how allowing gay marriage would suddenly cause everyone to take up the gay lifestyle. The majority of people are born heterosexual, so this shouldn't be a problem. Also, deriving morality by asking what would happen if everyone did it is flawed. I could say "If everyone became a celibate Catholic priest, then no-one would procreate and humans would become extinct. Therefore becoming a priest is wrong." I think you can see the error in that thinking.
    I also don't understand why you decide that something must be natural to be good. Many animals eat their young. The female preying mantis eats the male after mating. Does this mean that these things would be good for humans to do? Of course not! It is strange that you look to animals for your moral guidance.
    In a similar vein, playing bowling is entirely unnatural. I have never heard of an animal playing bowling. Should we conclude that bowling is immoral then?

  10. JeanCatherine
    3 years ago

    Someone With A Brain

    If you get the chance maybe you to might want to check out the Courage Apostolate website? You might be surprised? Humbly speaking and by the way were not religious fanatics either.

    Maybe we just might be right in the end about society as a whole.

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