Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Archbishop Kurtz: A 'Roe Moment' for Marriage?

'Today is like 1970 for marriage,' VP-elect Archbishop Joseph Kurtz says. Is civil disobedience in the cards?

by PATRICIA ZAPOR (CNS)

BALTIMORE (CNS) — Saying “today is like 1970 for marriage,” Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., urged his fellow bishops Nov. 15 to look at the challenges to traditional marriage as if they could see Roe v. Wade on the horizon.

Speaking on the first day of the bishops’ annual fall meeting in Baltimore, Archbishop Kurtz made the comments as chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage, which was just upgraded to a subcommittee of the bishops’ Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.

He updated the bishops on various projects to reinforce the Church’s teaching about the sanctity of marriage, including the release of new multimedia materials and active work in battling legislative efforts to change legal definitions of marriage in order to legalize same-sex marriage.

He likened the situation for laws about marriage to the period just before Roe legalized abortion in 1973. “If you had seen Roe v. Wade coming three years out, what would you have done differently?”...Read on

Note: The incredibly disproportionate attention given to the homosexualist agenda in media and education today is a tactical leveraging / conditioning against the family, because when families and tribes are strong unbridled power is held in check. I don't think there is any other explanation, though it certainly also goes along with materialist nihilism from the top down, whatever the pious posing at election time.

--->See Muggeridge on The Humane Holocaust...

"Human life is sacred because from its beginning it involves the creative action of God and it remains for ever in a special relationship with the Creator, who is its sole end. God alone is the Lord of life from its beginning until its end: no one can under any circumstances claim for himself the right to destroy an innocent human being." ---Catechism of the Catholic Church (# 2258)

"Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed, the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant moments of existence: the moment birth and the moment of death."---Evangelium Vitae- Gospel of Life Pope John Paul II- 1995

--->No Ordinary Sentimental Irish Blessing...

--->Not everything is as it appears on the surface. Mysterious Grace: Like the Dark Night which shows itself as grace by making us pine for God, so suffering, the scriptures and saints show, mysteriously breaks us away from sin: "Think of what Christ suffered in this life, and then arm yourselves with the same resolution that he had: anyone who in this life has bodily suffering has broken from sin, because for the rest of his life on earth he is not ruled by human passions but only by the will of God. (1 Pet 4:1-3) ...More

--->Surgical abortion clinics continue to close at a rate of nearly two per month... because ordinary people care.

--->New French defence minister says Afghanistan a trap...The war in Afghanistan is a trap for all parties involved and France will discuss how to draw down its troop presence at a NATO summit this week, the newly-appointed defence minister said on Wednesday...Read on

Nietzsche was a writer, a mesmerizing writer. But what did he say in all his powerful, almost poetic eloquence? Many of us are not good essayists, but I have seen very many print and electronic reflections where good people in simplicity say what needs to be said in our time, and so add their / our important convictions to the beads of Life which wrap 'round the world. We stammer and confess the Faith and a culture of Life, for the sake of the weak and voiceless who long to hear His word of salvation and goodness. That's what is critical today, that we add our voices together to say and do what needs to be said and done while we live, while we can, however haphazardly we try.

"What shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"---Mark 8:36

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