President Goes to War Against Marriage and the Catholic Church: How Will the Bishops Respond?
(Hat tip: The Opinionated Catholic)
Deal Hudson writes:
President Obama, the man trusted by the USCCB to do the "right thing" on health care, has declared war on marriage and, by implication, the Catholic Church.Meanwhile, Whispers in the Loggia reports that a draft copy of that pastoral has been leaked to National Catholic Reporter, and that particular rag is none too pleased about its contents:
Speaking to the nation's leading homosexual rights lobbying group, the Human Rights Campaign, Obama said:You will see a time in which we as a nation finally recognize relationships between two men or two women as just as real and admirable as relationships between a man and a woman.As Deacon Keith Fournier reports and comments, "The leading voice for this Cultural Revolution is now President Barack Obama."
The question becomes whether or not the leadership of the Catholic Church, both bishops and laity, are going to respond vigorously and loudly to Obama's direct challenge to one of its non-negotiable teachings.
How can the USCCB remain silent when the President of the United States said he wants Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act?
Perhaps the upcoming bishop's pastoral on marriage -- still a month away -- will provide an opportunity for more pointed comment on Obama's threat to the Defense of Marriage Act.
... the centerpiece action-item of this year's USCCB November Meeting has been leaked.GOOD! That's outstanding news! We can be comforted by the fact that if the National Anti-Catholic Distorter hates it, it MUST be full of solid Catholic teaching on the sanctity of marriage.
Currently weighing in at 57 pages, the final committee draft of "Love and Life in the Divine Plan" -- the US bishops' long-awaited pastoral letter on marriage -- was published in full late in the day by the National Catholic Reporter, which ran the proposed text alongside an editorial calling for it to be scrapped... at least, in its current form...
And don't miss out on all the comments from the dissident readership of that rag, including several instances of proving "Anderson's Law" (a.k.a. the reductio ad pedophilium).