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In one fell swoop, the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Windsor killed the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), thereby assuring that same-sex "marriages" recognized under State laws must be treated as marriages under Federal law.  The immediate result of the majority holding is to open up to the partners of same-sex "marriage" thousands of benefits, including estate tax exemptions, social security benefits, ... Continue Reading

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  1. Pete Brady
    1 year ago

    The time for "speech" has passed. Now is the time to act. The most effective way to get their attention is to hit 'em where it hurts --- their wallets. BOYCOTT GAY. The place to start is Hollywood. The next movie premier should open to crickets. Stop watching TV "reality" shows and sitcoms. If you need your news than pick one major TV giant to simply tune out. "Can" ABC. Disney too. And don't go to Disneyland. What to do for entertainment? Try praying. Take 10 minutes to pray the rosary for the conversion of the hearts and mind of the homosexual. Go to Mass during the week. Spend time before the Blessed Sacrament. Read the Summa Theologica. Or try Father Austin Fagothey's "Right and Reason." Know that attending a "gay pride" event is giving witness to a scandal and more likely a "material" co-operation in evil. Money talks --- BOYCOTT GAY.

  2. John Mainhart
    1 year ago

    Great comment Joseph. I can see Obama's fingerprints all over this. The majority did not have to tell those souls who ,try to uphold the truth that they are evil but ,the majority did. Things indeed look bad. The only solace we have3 is Jesus, so I recommend we get as close to him as we can through prayer and sacrifice.

  3. GFM1001
    1 year ago

    As I heard stated a while back, when we (Catholics and defenders of Traditional Marriage) lost the definition of the word "Marriage" -- that it was no longer just between a man and a woman -- then we lost the argument.

    Going forward, the process could very well devolve into people getting "married" through the State in a civil ceremony -- in order to get the benefits of the state (or Ceaser), and also getting "Married" in the church of their choosing -- in order to get the benefits of God's grace through the Sacrament of Marriage.

    As the State is not (yet!) involved in my participation in the Sacrament of Communion or Reconciliation, so should the State not be involved in the Sacrament of Marriage. This then would mean that a marriage in which a Priest officiates would simply no longer be recognized by the State; but it would be by God -- which really does matter.

    With such a process, I believe, individuals would then have any standing to pressure/force Churches to conduct an improper "marriage". Plus the State makes money on an additional, required ceremony.

    And, honestly, I don't know if this would be a good or bad step. Do you?

  4. Ross
    1 year ago

    Bring on the persecution! We are Catholic, we were born for combat... I personally think that the supreme court has turned into the enemy of the human soul.

  5. Joseph
    1 year ago

    Excellent article - persecution is coming fast down the track and the Church and all members of the Church will be targeted - by laws, fines and, if Caesar deems it appropriate, by prison sentences. What are we, as Catholics, supposed to do about this? Respond as Catholics - using both Faith and Reason to stand our ground and fight our case. We are not expected to be 'idiots for God' but on the contrary to be 'wise as serpents' in fighting the good fight, while of course doing harm to none. More, and as a matter of the utmost urgency, we absolutely must work to set in motion a Counter-Secularisation church, drawing inspiration from our forefathers and modelling ourselves on the Counter-Reformation church. We must iron out any remaining inconsistencies between the content and especially the tone of much of Vatican II and - as part of the hermeneutic of continuity - discover the humility within ourselves to admit grievous failings over the last 50 years which must be corrected by reconnecting with the best of the past, marrying it to the best of the present. Only be rediscovering ourselves, with true humility and robust tenacity, as once again the Church Militant, can we hope to serve Our Saviour in this momentous period of history which is already unfolding and which threatens to be both painful and persecutory for all men and women of Faith. But the question is - Do we have the humility to honestly admit, as individuals and above all as Church, that the last 50 years have been an unmitigated disaster? that we have failed in our service to God? If we do, there is hope for us in the West. If not, the West is lost. It is truly no hyperbole to say that the stakes could not be higher for all of us - for our families, our children and all that we hold dear.

  6. Rose
    1 year ago

    I never thought I would be saying this in my lifetime, but we have to prepare ourselves for the coming persecution. Pray for strength, pray for our children and grandchildren, teach them to ALWAYS choose God's law. And pray for our priests, who I believe may end up in jail when they refuse to abide by the world's evil "laws". It is a battle for our very souls and goes far beyond the Supreme Court and Obama.
    I thought it was interesting that Barack made a comment that "I won't force religious institutions to perform gay marriage." It was a statement that made me realize how much power this king really has, even though he appears to stay above the fray in all events.
    I think that statement will go the same way as "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor."

  7. Tom McGuire
    1 year ago

    Should we not ask ourselves, in our loving others, when should I be compassionate and when challenging? There is little compassion reflected in this article.

  8. Yangro
    1 year ago

    I hope Pope Francis responds to this horrible decision by the Supreme Court.

  9. DLL
    1 year ago

    Cannon Law is the law of the Holy Catholic Church. Holy Marriage is between a man and a woman for the purpose of being open to life. Civil law is below the laws of God or Cannon Law. Separation of Church and State means there must be respect for the differences in these laws Cannon/Civil,as well as for the support of the similarities in these laws. The Church has the legal right to uphold the laws of God when Civil Laws change in such a way morally so that compromise of moral values is impossible. There is no such thing as Gay Marriage. It is the invention of the time we are living in and has no support as far as traditional values supported and fought for by past generations are concerned. Tradition knows no such thing as Gay marriage as it has never existed before,so the success of it or the failure of it is an unknown. Gay marriage was always considered disordered thought,not even to be considered as anything at all because the very thought of it was considered to be nonsense. Nonsense became law the civil law of the land. Same sex people can marry and adopt children and have the same rights as heterosexual traditionally married couples. Society says this is now alright because the civil courts have decreed it,the High and Mighty Supreme Court in a landmark 5 for and 4against decision. 1vote determined the legality and the morality on the DOMA issue to overthrow the law as cruel and abusive. Fine,congratulations,Gay folks. Holy Marriage is not the same as a civil law Gay Marriage. It simply cannot be because God has ordained and blessed a Holy Marriage as Sacred,"be fruitful and multiply"! Opposite sex marriages are capable of satisfying Gods blessing to do so and multiply and same sex couple simply can not. This is why the Holy Catholic Church can never marry a same sex couple because to do so would dishonor this blessing from God to procreate. The Church must obey God first and foremost and always.

  10. Joseph
    1 year ago

    Excellent article - persecution is coming fast down the track and the Church and all members of the Church will be targeted - by laws, fines and, if Caesar deems it appropriate, by prison sentences. What are we, as Catholics, supposed to do about this? Respond as Catholics - using both Faith and Reason to stand our ground and fight our case. We are not expected to be 'idiots for God' but on the contrary to be 'wise as serpents' in fighting the good fight, while of course doing harm to none. More, and as a matter of the utmost urgency, we absolutely must work to set in motion a Counter-Secularisation church, drawing inspiration from our forefathers and modelling ourselves on the Counter-Reformation church. We must iron out any remaining inconsistencies between the content and especially the tone of much of Vatican II and - as part of the hermeneutic of continuity - discover the humility within ourselves to admit grievous failings over the last 50 years which must be corrected by reconnecting with the best of the past, marrying it to the best of the present. Only be rediscovering ourselves, with true humility and robust tenacity, as once again the Church Militant, can we hope to serve Our Saviour in this momentous period of history which is already unfolding and which threatens to be both painful and persecutory for all men and women of Faith. But the question is - Do we have the humility to honestly admit, as individuals and above all as Church, that the last 50 years have been an unmitigated disaster? that we have failed in our service to God? If we do, there is hope for us in the West. If not, the West is lost - and only an uneducated fool would deny it. It is truly no hyperbole to say that the stakes could not be higher for all of us - for our families, our children and all that we hold dear.


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