"... the farthest shore of madness..."
In 1991, when lawmakers in Massachusetts discussed "domestic partner" benefits for homosexual couples, Msgr. Wiliam Murphy-- now the Bishop of Rockville Center, New York-- referred to the proposal as "the farthest shore of madness."
Yesterday Bishop Daniel Reilly of Worcester-- speaking for all the bishops of Massachusetts-- endorsed roughly the same proposal, identifying it as a matter of "distriibutive justice."
What has happened in the past 12 years, to change "madness" to "distributive justice?"
- Has the Catholic Church changed her teaching regarding the morality of homosexual acts. No.
- Has the Vatican released a new document to clarify the issue? Actually, Yes. Just a few weeks ago, a new Vatican statement made it clear as day that Church leaders should not accept-- much less promote-- legislation that would homosexuals the same benefits as married couples.
- Has the Catholic hierarchy of Massachusetts caved in, abandoning the clear and consistent teaching of the Church and surrendering to secular culture? Decide for yourself.
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