Sick over Supreme Court “Gay Marriage” Decision

BCI and faithful Catholics are justifiably feeling sick over the Supreme Court decision today that there is somehow a constitutional right for people of the same sex to marry. This is deeply deeply troubling in every way.

Church tradition and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1867) hold that there are 4 sins that are so morally grave that they call out to heaven for vengeance.  Homosexuality is one of them.

The sin of Sodom, or carnal sin against nature, which is a voluntary shedding of the seed of nature, out of the due use of marriage, or lust with a different sex.
Q. What is the scripture proof of this?
A. Out of Gen. xix. 13. where we read of the Sodomites, and their sin. “We will destroy this place because the cry of them hath increased before our Lord, who hath sent us to destroy them,” (and they were burnt with fire from heaven.)

Bishop Malone, formerly of Boston and now in Buffalo NY issued a good statement expressing his “bitter disappointment” over the Supreme Court decision.

I am bitterly disappointed that the majority of justices of the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to overturn the definition of marriage, which has remained unchanged for more than two millennia. Marriage is the lifelong exclusive union of one man and one woman, a font of unitive life and love as well as the foundation of a stable family and society.

Marriage is rooted in creation: God created marriage in the very same breath as He created the human person, and for the Catholic Church, that will not change.

It is my prayer that despite today’s developments, we will embrace anew the truth, beauty and goodness of marriage as it has always been and always will be, between a man and a woman.

Cardinal O’Malley should issue a statement even stronger than that. And he should repeat what he said in November 23, 2005 when he published a Letter from Cardinal Sean O’Malley on Homosexuality and said:

In the Gospel when the self-righteous Pharisees bring the adulteress to be stoned, Jesus says let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Then to make sure they got the point Jesus wrote their sins on the ground. The stones fell from their hands and they fled. Jesus said: “Neither do I condemn you”, but He added, “Go and sin no more.”

If we tell people that sex outside of marriage is not a sin, we are deceiving people. If they believe this untruth, a life of virtue becomes all but impossible. Jesus teaches that discipleship implies taking up the cross each day and following Him with love and courage.

It is never easy to deliver a message that calls people to make sacrifices or to do difficult things. Sometimes people want to punish the messenger. For this reason we priests at times find it difficult to articulate the Church’s teaching on sexual morality. It is important to express the moral teachings of the Church with clarity and fidelity.  We must teach the truths of the Gospel in season and out of season. These recent times seem to us like it is “out of season”, but for that very reason it is even more urgent to teach the hard words of the Gospel today.

We know that friends and relatives of homosexual Catholics sometimes feel torn between their allegiance to Christ and their concern for their loved ones. I assure them that these goals are not incompatible. Calling people to embrace the cross of discipleship, to live the commandments and at the same time assuring them that we love them as brothers and sisters can be difficult. Sometimes we are told: “If you do not accept my behavior, you do not love me.” In reality we must communicate the exact opposite: “Because we love you, we cannot accept your behavior.”

BCI thinks this part of the letter is so well written that Cardinal O’Malley should fax it to the Holy Father in one of his regular communications with him and also share with Cardinal Kasper, Cardinal Marx, the Gang of Nine advisors, and the coordinators of the upcoming Synod on the Family.  And we think he should be perhaps also republish the letter. Terry Donilon and Fr .Bryan Hehir may object, but so what? This is the time to be preaching the truth in-season and out of season. Mike Huckabee in response to the Supreme Court decision said, “I Will Not Accept Gay Marriage Ruling By ‘Imperial Court’

Pray that Cardinal O’Malley, Pope Francis, and other church leaders have the courage to embrace and proclaim the truth about marriage and the disorder of homosexual relationships and homosexual activity. Our future freedom to worship and practice our faith depend on this, as do the futures of the next generation

23 Responses to Sick over Supreme Court “Gay Marriage” Decision

  1. A.D. says:

    I fear we are on the cusp of Catholic churches no longer being *legally permitted* to perform marriages ONLY for heterosexual couples. Catholic adoption agencies and Catholic hospitals have already surrendered their identity in the wake of being legally steamrolled by the courts of radical secularism.

  2. David S. says:

    Enough is enough. The time has come for Cardinal O’Malley along with the other Bishops in the United States to excommunicate the so-called “Catholic” politicians who have promoted pro-homosexual marriage.

    May God have mercy on us.

  3. Chris Whittle says:

    The only way to overturn a Supreme Court decision is a constitutional amendment. The courts basically threw away votes for true marriage for at least 32 states (voters and/or legislatures). This is their “Roe v. Wade.” I’m sure 38 states can pass an amendment, but Mass. will most likely not be one of them. We have to re-educate everyone what marriage really is.

    As far as the Church is concerned, don’t count on it from Francis. He will most likely require priests to perform same-sex marriages in parishes. Justice Kennedy (a baptized Catholic) wrote the opinion, and should be excommunicated.

    Mass Resistance had a piece before the oral arguments stating Justices Kagan and Ginsburg should disqualified themselves under 28 U.S.C. 445, as they posed a conflict of interest by performing gay weddings previously. They should be impeached by Congress.

    • Sonny's Mom says:

      The Supreme Court actually can, and sometimes does, “overrule itself”.

    • Ferde Rombola says:

      Great post, Chris Whittle. I urge every citizen of Massachusetts to contact our senators and each Congressman to put before the Congress a resolution of impeachment of Justices Kagan and Ginsburg for the reasons stated. These people cannot be allowed to steal our right to self government.

    • Michael says:

      Chris, ever hear of dred scott?

      You are giving the Supreme Court a lot more power than the founding fathers gave them. The Judicial branch is the weakest branch of government because the sovereignty (the people) have every right to ignore their evil, biased, fraudulent opinions.

      Ignoring Supreme Court decisions that ought to be ignored is a much more effective way of “overruling” their biased and fraudulent “opinion.” Do we Catholics have the character to ignore the almighty US Supreme Court? I’m not talking about Obama’s friend Cardinal O’Malley — I’m talkng about solid orthodox Catholics. Or are we so uneducated as to think we have no authority to ignore “the law of the land,” when it is neither law, nor legally authorized. Roe v. Wade was the case which established our (Catholics) lack of courage. This decision will nail it shut.

      You seem not to understand that the Rule of Law is over. If an unjust law is no law at all, then what authority is a biased opinion of five unelected judges whom violate their oath of office?

  4. CatholicMom says:

    I attend Masses in different areas, and all too often homily time is frittered away on what the Red Sox are doing, celebrities, and in an out of state church we attended, the bulletin spent more time talking about the Green Bay Packers than what it means to be Catholic. So many parishioners don’t even know why they are in church, other than they *think* they are getting their card punched…Justice Kennedy like so many other Catholics checks his Faith at the door when engaging in “secular” activities like work or school. Will the inevitable Muslim Supreme Court Justice kick his faith to the curb when he joins the bench?

    I think we could make a pretty good argument that Catholic Americans and the Catholic identity empowered our nation to plunge headlong into WWII as saviors of the rest of the world. Our national identity now represents hedonism and indignity. It will not be Catholics that turn around the country, and I suspect Sharia will be part of our lives within the not-too-distant future.

  5. jbq2 says:

    According to the website “Rorate Caeli”, there was a massive traditional marriage rally in Rome within the last week. There was no public support by the Church. Pope Francis “sat on his hands”. Isn’t it about time to say what is really happening in Boston? It all started with Medeiros and his association with Geoghan and Shanley. Law was sent in as a “firefighter” and the Boston Globe blew away any attempts at containment. Now, the dam has broken and the Catholic Anthony Kennedy believes that he has the power to change history. The fear is that the Synod on the Family was set up to dovetail with this decision from the Supreme Court.

  6. Chris Mac says:

    If Cardinal Sean had shown any backbone in his dealings with dissidents who support gay marriage, I would celebrate the statement he issued today. But he has not. O’Malley allowed a pastor who attended and blessed several gay marriages to remain at his cushy job at a wealthy parish. (This same priest even honored a gay “family” on a plaque in the parish hall.) So I can only see the Cardinal’s statement in the Pilot as an exercise in PR.

  7. sixlittlerabbits says:

    I agree with Chris Mac’s view of Cardinal O’Malley’s Pilot statement “as an exercise in PR.”

    We are reaping over fifty years of ever-increasing collusion between the hierarchy and the world, the flesh, and the Devil, particularly the Democratic Party.

    The Catholic bishops stopped teaching the truths of sexual morality. Those of us who received our Catholic instruction before the Catechism was thrown out of classrooms are fortunate to know the Church’s teaching. By now three generations have been deprived of this grace-filled knowledge.

    When they cannot out-and-out deny the truth, high-ranking clerics undermine it by fraternizing with those who publicly oppose it, and by making excuses for flagrant, public practitioners of sin.

    At least we in the US were not stupid enough (like the Irish–God help them) to inflict this immoral endorsement of gay marriage on our society–that why the majority-lackeys at the Supreme Court had to do it.God bless Chief Justice Roberts for strongly protesting this travesty, which is just as much an exercise in raw judicial power as Roe v. Wade was in 1970 when it legalized abortion.

  8. Ray Neary says:

    Homosexuality, Lesbianism, Bi-Sexualism et al are not genetic. They are behaviors – and not pure and simple. It is precisely because of this that Obergefell v Hodges has no merit Aluetian Islanders could have made a better case than the plaintiffs. Look for continued faux proclamations that a gene has now been found. No group knows better than the LGBTQQ groupings that their enormous amount of success has been based on no more than word play.

  9. Tanya says:

    in is called good, and pride has become a virtuous word for those plunging headlong into the pit. we are living in some scary times, and those who keep up the masquerade of lying are throwing the whole world into chaos. the alphabet soup folks need a lot of prayers, and so do we.

  10. Alice Slattery says:

    Because Dr. Paul Church,a urologist on the staff of Beth Israel for nearly 30 years and a staff member of the Harvard Medical School Facility, wrote a well-documented paper showing how the sexual activities of same-sex sex acts are dangerous to the health of many persons,he is being fired from his job at Beth Israel.(,( Dr. Church stated:”I was told I was prohibited from discussing my views about homosexuality to members of the staff. visitors. and patients. It was essentially an all encompassing gag order.” He was not allowed to provide his patients with any medical information about the proven medical dangers of engaging in same-sex sex activities. Despite his research and findings regarding these medical facts and his obligation as a doctor to advise his patients of the truth of these facts, Dr. Church was fired.
    Is this to be the way we will be treated in the future as the Supreme Court decision implementing the recent ruling on same-sex actions being the underpinnings of marriage and the marital act are to be enforced? Does trust in the veracity of doctors now get destroyed?

    • Stephen says:

      Dr. Church seems to be the only rational mind in the debate. Perhaps a movement should begin to make him citizen of the year. He certainly shows more genuine charity towards the sodomites than the pandering clergy.

  11. Alice Slattery says:

    Will Cardinal O’Malley call for a day of prayer for reparation and atonement to plead for God’s mercy in response to this God-less decision? Such reparation and atonement are very much a part of the way of Courage/EnCourage.

  12. Johan Seb Bark says:

    Cardinal O’Malley should finally take a stand against any priest in his archdiocese who supports the homosexual agenda.

    • Michael says:

      Open your eyes. O’Malley is leading the destruction. “Finally take a stand?” He has had a solid stance since 2004 standing next to Mitt Romney and acting as if they were “defending traditional marriage,” while Judge Bork prophesied the destruction of America warning what would happen if Massachusetts let the Goodridge opinion stand. O’Malley did not want to hear anything about how to destroy the entire gay marriage fraud with a simple statement of the truth. Instead, he allowed the poison to mae its way across America and the world. O’Malley and Bill O’reilly are no longer looking out for you because they never were to begin with. You have been duped. You’re on your own. Need a plan B.

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