Friday, August 22, 2008

The Bishops are Finally Standing Up!

I don’t know about you, but it is really exciting when I see our bishops stand up and proclaim the Truth. There are many within the Church who are fed up with the apparent lack of leadership that is coming from the successors of St. Peter. I admit, at times I have been frustrated with the apparent deafening silence on certain issues, especially in speaking out to defend the rights of our unborn.

Well, I think the bishops are hitting a homerun here by rallying the troops and encouraging their Bride to get out and speak up for the truth about marriage. Yes, the other side may have the rich billionaires on their side, but we have God. If the people of God would only make their fiat and stand up for the truth, we would see life and love flourish in the country like never before.


CA Bishops Strongly Encourage Catholics to Volunteer for Prop 8

SACRAMENTO, August 7, 2008-- California Bishops have issued a
statement supporting Prop 8, a measure to define marriage in CA
constitution as only between a man and a woman, and encouraging all
Catholics to provide financial support and volunteer to help pass the
proposition.

In their statement, the bishops listed the effects on society of the
Supreme Court ruling of May 15 which found the current law defining
marriage as between a man and a woman unconstitutional.

The bishops pointed out that the ruling "discounts the biological and
organic reality of marriage" and diminishes the term merely to a
partnership where children are no longer central to it.

The Bishops recalled the Catechism teaching on marriage:
God himself is the author of marriage. The vocation to marriage is
written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand
of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the
many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in
different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes. The
well-being of the individual person and of both human and Christian
society is closely bound up with the healthy state of conjugal and
family life. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1603-1604)

With these considerations in mind, the Bishops offered counsel on how
Catholics should respond to the current situation. They pointed out
that same-sex unions are NOT the same as the marriage of a man and a
woman, which embraces their sexual complementarity and includes the
ability to procreate. They also stressed that being raised by both a
mother and a father id ideal for the wellbeing of children. The
bishops reminded us that marriage, as mirroring God's relationship
with us, "completes, enriches and perpetuates humanity" and as such
must be supported as "the source of our civilization, the foundation
for a society that can be home to all human beings, and the reflection
of our relationship with God."

We are all God's children, the bishops continue, and in our efforts to
protect marriage we need to be mindful of the dignity of those who
disagree with us and not disparage them in any way.

The bishops are strongly encouraging everyone to work and pray for the
resolution of this issue, and specifically to suport efforts to pass
Prop 8 financially and through volunteer participation. They also
pointed out the importance of voting in November.

http://www.ccgactio n.org/family/ protectionofmarr iage/CABishopsSu pportProp8

Read the Whole Statement of CA Bishops in Support of Prop 8:
http://www.cacathol ic.org/bishops- statements/ a-statement- of-the-catholic- bishops-of- california- in-support- of-proposition- 8.html

2 Comments:

At 2:43 PM, Blogger Chino Blanco said...

According to Frank Schubert, 'Yes on 8' campaign manager, the mobilization of LDS (Mormon) volunteers could save his campaign up to $26 million in costs related to micro-targeting persuadable voters.

Micro-Targeting Mormons

So much for campaign finance rules.

 
At 8:22 AM, Blogger TOB Ministries said...

Any which way this helps to get the word out about the Truth about love and marriage, the better. Down with Red Tape!

 

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