A favorite of mine, Francis Cardinal George, who famously said “I expect to die in my bed, my successor to die in prison and his successor to die in the square”; offers a very approachable catechesis on Same Sex Marriage as it’s legality is being debated in Illinois. Of course, the Cardinal is spot-on.
Some religious people have framed their acceptance of this proposed law as an exemplification of compassion, justice and inclusion. As attitudes, these sentiments have been used to justify everything from eugenics to euthanasia. If religion is to be more than sentiment, the moral content of these words has to be filled in from the truths of what human reason understands and God has revealed. Same-sex unions are incompatible with the teaching that has kept the Church united to her Lord for two thousand years.
The latest tour de force on this topic – a topic particular to our era, is here. May God Bless and Protect the Cardinal, who proclaims Truth in season and out and is not effected by the desire of human respect; the guillotine of saints.