Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. bishops' conference, told President Barack Obama in a Sept. 20 letter that his administration's fight against the Defense of Marriage Act will undermine marriage and create a serious breach of church-state relations.Archbishop Dolan underscored the church's position recognizing "the immeasurable personal dignity and equal worth of all individuals, including those with same-sex attraction" and said "we reject all hatred and unjust treatment against any person."
But he called for dialogue with the president on the Defense of Marriage Act and the "definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman."
In fact, this is a matter of 'definition,' not of 'rights.' There is no "right" to a non-existent good. More important, there is no "right" to do what is wrong, and homosexual practice is wrong.
...The child-abuse cases themselves have shown how to undermine the financial stability of the Church. In addition to properly investigating malefactors, legal procedures have permitted lawyers to make enormous wealth from Church funds. Ironically, since most of these abuses were rooted in homosexuality, not pedophilia, the corporate Church on the one side is required to pay for the abuses and on the other is forbidden to say that anything is wrong with this form of life...
From Schall, who sounds like Cassandra in his column.
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