Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz said it as well as anyone when he said that the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex “marriage”, “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us.”
“Marriage is a natural institution with a meaning that precedes both state and religion. From the beginning, the sexual complementarity of men and women is the basis of a unique communion that expresses something of the image and likeness of God who is a Triune communion of Persons. We further believe that Christ raised marriage between a baptized woman and man to be a sacrament, an efficacious sign of and participation in the very mystery of Christ and the Church,” the Archbishop further told Our Sunday Visitor.
Justice Antonin Scalia in his dissent said that the majority in the decision “discovered in the Fourteenth Amendment a ‘fundamental right’ overlooked by every person alive at the time of ratification, and almost everyone else in the time since.” Even Brian Beutler of the New Republic, who is in favor of the ruling, wrote in that liberal publication, that Justice Anthony Kennedy’s was “a muddled, unconvincing opinion.”
Regardless, same-sex “marriage” is now allowed in all 50 states. Such a thing was inconceivable even 25 years ago. Let us hope that when Pope Francis comes to the United States in a couple of months and meets with President Obama and addresses Congress and the United Nations that he does not forget to remind all that, as I said in my last blog, sodomy is a sin that cries to heaven for vengeance.