Canada will Legalize Homosexual Marriage
By Fr. Wilson (articles ) | June 18, 2003 12:12 AM
The social revolution continues apace: the Washington Post reports that the Canadian Government plans to introduce legally recognized homosexual marriage.
The secularization of Canadian society has gone much further and faster than here, with dire effects on the Catholic Church and others. A few months ago the primate of the Anglican Church in Canada said that his church might cease to exist within twenty-five years if present trends continue. Recently the Catholic bishops mounted vigorous testimony AGAINST legalizing gay unions, but of course they speak from a much weakened power base.
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Jun. 19, 2003 11:18 AM ET USA
Well said Pseudodionysius. In the same fashion that our "see no evil", politically correct, heterodox priests and bishops have made themselves completely irrelevant, those cowed and silent secularist Canadian bishops have chosen their same fate. G O O D R I D E N C E. They were only impediments, stumbling blocks, and bad examples for the Faithful. It is sad that Canadians who used to pride themselves on their distinction from "Americans" have, in the moral become secular Americans.
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Jun. 18, 2003 12:50 PM ET USA
In the fourth century the pagan religion of Rome was all but in its final stages. The temples were empty, state support was gone, its moral and practical influence over the people was gone. The pagan religion had lost its fiber and was in steep decline. Within a hundred years the old pagan civil religion of the Roman Empire had disappeared, their temples converted to Christian use or abandoned and dilapidated, the old priestly classes for ever gone, statues, treasures and property sold, lost, pillaged or converted to other uses. Only a few rural peoples hanged on to the old gods (pagus, hence pagans). If it were not for the promises of our Lord, I would say that the Christian Church is in such decline as paganism in the early fourth century.
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Jun. 18, 2003 12:22 PM ET USA
Perhaps when they excommunicate Prime Minister Chretien for his "I am Catholic and I am for abortion statement" someone will take the CCCB seriously. I don't see a lot of martyrs emerging in Canada very soon among the laity or clergy.