Monday, June 15, 2015

Quote of the Day

As Catholics advancing equality, [Loretta Pangelinan and Kathleen Aguero's successful court] case is a wonderful sign of the Gospel being enacted in the world. [Guam's] Archbishop Apuron’s response to this civil decision is both hyperbolic and pastorally imprudent.

To make extreme claims such as he does [for example, that marriage equality "destroys the basic fabric of society, and will destroy human beings in the process"] only intensifies divisions in the church and contributes to harmful prejudices against LGBT people, especially at this point in history. Marriage equality is close to becoming law nationwide. This battle is largely finished in the U.S., and advocates of love have won whether the archbishop and his anti-gay colleagues admit to reality or not.

– Bob Shine
Excerpted from "Guam Archbishop Says
Marriage Equality the 'Road to a Totalitarian System'
Bondings 2.0
June 15, 2015

Related Off-site Link:
Like It or Not, Most Expect Gay Marriage Will Sweep the U.S. – Cathy Lynn Grossman (Religion News Service via National Catholic Reporter, June 11, 2015).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
"Your Witness to Love is Key to Transforming Our Church"
Thoughts on the Australian Catholic Bishops' Latest Ploy in Their "Struggle for the Very Soul of Marriage"
Progressive Thoughts on Recent Developments in Ireland, El Salvador and the U.S.
More Progressive Catholic Perspectives on Ireland's Historic Gay Marriage Vote
Responding to Bishop Tobin's Remarks on Gay Marriage
Marriage: "Part of What is Best in Human Nature"
Rediscovering What Has Been Written on Our Hearts from the Very Beginning

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