Thursday, September 08, 2011

Living "Corragio"

This guy, Bishop Morlino, has one of the tougher assignments in the Bishop-biz.  He has to be a real Catholic in Madison, Wisconsin.


...Indirectly to change the definition of marriage would mean to establish by law certain institutions, civil-unions or otherwise, attempting to give them the same value as marriage, while never addressing the true meaning of marriage.

More and more, this indirect change is being proposed by clever politicians who say, “Well, I believe in marriage between a man and a woman myself, but society, at large, is leaning toward the acceptability of civil unions, so maybe this is a compromise?”

...What are the origins of marriage? Marriage was created by God at the very beginning, with the gift of Eve to Adam, and their natural marital bond, from which issued forth Cain and Abel.

Thus, the first societal grouping present in the world, long prior to the establishment of any civil government whatsoever, was marriage. Marriage as the basic unit of society was to be the place of mutual love, as well as the procreation and education of children, so that the other developments of societal structure would have marriage to build on, and as a necessary condition of their existence.

...Therefore, marriage and the family supersede, in dignity and in importance for human civilization, any other structure which might be concocted by the state. Thus, civil governments have no authority whatsoever to change the meaning of the words “marriage” or “family,” nor is there any authority in the civil government to change the meaning of “mother,” or “father,” or “sister,” or “brother,” etc. The natural structure of the family is the clear Will of the Creator, from the beginning, and it is not subject to any manipulation whatsoever, by civil governments, as to its definition.

Imagine preaching THAT in Madistan, which the Bishop just did.  Corragio!!  Ad Multos Annos!!

HT:  Badger


Anonymous said...

Hmm. Great argument if one believes in a text that relates such a story. One can actually believe in the existence of a creator of the universe named "God" in some societies, without assuming that "marriage" is a necessary institution regardless of who manipulates it.

Anyway, I enjoy your blog. I can't help but wonder if Dad29 is the son of a particularly wonderful Dallas musician who would probably have written a similar blog if he were still alive.

Dad29 said...

Goemanne is a terrific musician, as you state. Have used his music a lot. He wouldn't admit to having me as a relative even if it were true; it's not.

Dad29 said...

Correction: Goemanne has died, so he WAS a terrific musician.

As to the article: you don't have to believe in God to know that marriage preceded any govenment whatsoever. God is icing on the cake, so to speak. The foundation of +Morlino's argument rests on nature AND God, but you can take out God and still have nature.