"We are Catholics who live or work in the District of Columbia. We are a diverse group of lay women and men, religious, and clergy. We represent parishes, religious institutions, and independent Catholic organizations in every ward in the District. We now join our voices to speak a faithful word for freedom and equality.
Our religious traditions and scriptures teach us that wherever love is present, God is also present. One of God's greatest gifts to us is our human capacity to love one another. The ability of two people to enter into relationships and form families of love and care is one expression of this gift. We therefore affirm the right of loving same-gender couples to enter into such relationships on an equal basis with loving heterosexual couples in civil marriage."
Not all Catholics are bad. Just the Bishops. The great majority of Catholics are Progressive and believe in helping others. Unlike the Bishops. Catholic Bishops continue to look more and more like the pharisees of Jesus' time every day. Now they are going to "punish" the homeless and poor of Washington DC if the City Council approves Marriage Equality--even though they would be exempt from performing any marriages they are against.
One more nail in the coffin. As the Bishops retreat further into their crazed ignorance, they push away the youth in the Catholic Church who understand what true Caritas means.