Wednesday, March 27, 2013

On Marriage

These are crazy days we are living in. My dad used to spend quite a bit of time comparing our youth days in Brazil to the decadent days of the Roman Empire. If things have changed since, it has been in the direction he predicted. He made an early impression on me by stating that (I paraphrase the best I can):

"The problem is not that people are doing wrong things. People have always sinned. The problem is that today we attempt to call what is wrong, right."

And good old Flannery O'Connor, in her direct ways, comes to mind:

"The Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."

Everyone has dignity and is loved by God, and we should love and respect all people. This doesn't change the fact that marriage cannot be redefined, no matter what the Supreme Court decides in the end. This  USA Today interview by the Archbishop of San Francisco is eloquent.

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