U.S Bishops Consider Same-Sex Marriage - Marilyn Sewell:
"U.S. Catholic bishops are currently reviewing the draft of a pastoral letter entitled 'Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan,' which they will formally consider at their Nov. 16-19 national meeting. The National Catholic Reporter quotes from this 57-page document, saying that the bishops decry the rise of same-sex marriage as 'one of the most troubling developments in contemporary culture.' Same-sex marriage, they further say, 'redefines the nature of marriage and the family and, as a result, harms both the intrinsic dignity of every human person and the common good of society.'
I must say that the Catholic Church is surprisingly able to up the ante on my outrage, over and over again--and now this appalling statement. Their saying that same-sex marriage is 'one of the most troubling developments in contemporary culture' makes me wonder how much the bishops are troubled by, say, the current development of global warming? Or job loss and foreclosure, leading to homelessness and hunger? Or the nuclear threat?"