Should Catholic Church Cut Ties to Civil Marriage?

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  • Published: Monday, 10 December 2012 08:27
  • Written by Scott


vatican1-250x250If the American public is truly changing its mind on marriage, then it’s time for Catholic priests to start saying, “We don’t,” instead of continuing to endorse the government’s right to legislate who gets to say, “I do.”

At least, that’s an option that Catholics, and by implication other religious traditionalists, must be willing to consider, according to scholar George Weigel of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, who is best known as the official biographer of the late Pope John Paul II.

In the wake of President Barack Obama’s victory, supporters of same-sex unions will “press the administration to find some way to federalize the marriage issue,” argued Weigel, in a syndicated essay that ignited fierce debates once posted at FirstThings.com and elsewhere online.

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