US court ruling on marriage 'goes against reality,' says Cardinal Ruini
July 01, 2013
The US Supreme Court decision striking down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act was based on logic “that goes against reality,” according to a prominent Italian prelate.
“We are fooling ourselves if we think we can banish nature with a personal or collective decision of our own,” said Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the retired vicar of Rome and former president of the Italian bishops’ conference. He told Il Foglio that the court ruling was based on a false notion of equality, based on the presumption that differences between men and women can be overcome by human actions. “But this is an illusion, even if it is shared by many,” the cardinal said. “Our freedom, in fact, is rooted in the reality of our being, and when it is violated it becomes destructive, of ourselves first of all.”