Today’s Decision

In light of today’s tragic Supreme Court decision – yet another nail in the coffin for our country – I would like to refer you again to my previous article, Biology and Behavior.

Public opinion (even among Catholics) has been swayed on matters like gay “marriage”, not because of any sort of rational argumentation, but because of the culture of sentimentality that we live in – a culture that promotes concepts like fairness (divorced from any concept of truth or justice) and tolerance (divorced from its original meaning of bearing with something that was objectively bad).

If we don’t do our homework and understand the reasons behind our belief about the true meaning of marriage – reasons which, by the way, are from the natural law and therefore accessible to human reason and without any special revelation from God – then we will never be able to overcome this historic and terrible decline that we are witnessing firsthand.

Marriage is, always has been, and always will be between one man and one woman.

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3 Responses to Today’s Decision

  1. Warm Southern Breeze says:

    Marriage is a religious matter. It seems to me that government at any level should neither endorse nor deny a religious practice. Government should – as our Constitution suggests, and as T. Jefferson wrote – stay out of religious matters. I see no compelling reason for government to be involved in regulation of the private lives of it’s citizens.

    That is not to say that I condone such behavior, or that I disagree with the Church’s teaching on the matter. For I do not.

    Suffice it to say, however, that as a sacrament, marriage is much more than a mere civil agreement between two consenting adults. And yet, that is precisely what so many have come to view marriage as – a purely civil matter between two (thus far, no more) consenting adults. Now that our government’s law interpreters have so interpreted the law, perhaps it’s time to require government to bow out of regulating marriage. After all, marriage is a sacrament, not a governmental function.

    • Small clarification: marriage is a sacrament when it is celebrated between two baptized people. The institution of marriage is one and was created by God in the beginning, but was raised to the level of a sacrament by Christ for those who have been initiated into his divine life through baptism. Marriage between two nonbaptized people or one baptized and one nonbaptized can be valid but they do not receive the particular sacramental graces that come through the sacrament of holy matrimony.

  2. bobboffa says:

    The moral decay of our land, is becoming increasingly rotten to the smell. Everything points to a GODLESS society…. everything denies God’s laws. GOD FORGIVE: GOD HELP US,,,, seems only He can!

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