Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Drive for same-sex marriage denies the obvious, says Italian cardinal

Catholic World News - July 03, 2013

The drive for public acceptance of same-sex unions “undermines the foundation of a civilization which is coextensive with the world and as ancient as history itself,” said Cardinal Carlo Caffarra of Bologna.

Responding to a statement by the city’s mayor, who said that the eventual recognition of same-sex marriage was inevitable and welcomed it as a sign of progress, Cardinal Caffarra issued a strong statement of protest. “What about those who, not out of a phobia, but prompted by motivated reasoning, think that marriage is what has been defined as such from the dawn of civilization?” he asked. “Must these citizens, their culture and their arguments, really be considered uncivilized and outside the bounds of history, condemned to feeling like foreigners in their homeland, because they can't keep up with this so-called progress?”

The cardinal said that the arguments in favor of gay marriage and gay adoption “deny something so obvious that to have to explain it makes one want to cry.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our September expenses ($32,869 to go):
$35,000.00 $2,131.25
94% 6%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Jul. 03, 2013 7:39 PM ET USA

    "it makes one want to cry." Your Eminence, We feel your pain!

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Challenging Times? 8 hours ago
Reality 101: The fat between our ears 10 hours ago
Liberal visions of Catholicism: Kickstarter and the world's largest NGO September 1
The Blessed Book of Beasts August 30
Weekend reading August 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8