Friday, July 05, 2013

Quote of the Day

My own impression of [U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy's decision against DOMA] is to note how Catholic it is. I mean by Catholic the sense of concern for the dignity of human beings that still resonates among the average Catholic population and, mercifully, now with the new Pope. This is the true measure of our shared faith: not a desire to use its doctrines to control or constrain the lives of others, but seeking always to advance the common good while leaving no one behind. No one.

The Church hierarchy’s Ratzingerian turn against this minority in 1986, its subsequent callous indifference to us during the plague years, its rigid clinging to 13th Century natural law rather than what or rather who was right in front of them … these were all tragic failures from the top. But not in the pews; not among lay Catholics; not among many of our families and friends. And that humane Catholicism is embedded in paragraph after paragraph of Kennedy’s text. He is talking about us, our relationships and our children as if we were human beings made in the same image of God with inalienable dignity.

– John McGreevey
"Same-Sex Marriage One Day On"
June 28, 2013

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act
Quote of the Day – June 26, 2013
Rediscovering What Has Been Written on Our Hearts from the Very Beginning
Doing Papa Proud
Jonathan Capehart: "Catholics Lead the Way on Same-Sex Marriage"
The Minneapolis (and Online) Premiere of Catholics for Marriage Equality
Tips on Speaking as a Catholic in Support of Marriage Equality

Recommended Off-site Link:
Preliminary Comments About DOMA Ruling – Daniel P. Horan, OFM (Dating God, June 28, 2013).

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