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Action Speaks Louder

No sooner did the U.S. Supreme Court render its fateful decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide than the U.S. bishops picked up their collective pen and issued statements in defiance of the new law.

Well, perhaps defiance is too strong a term. Rather, they registered their “disappointment” with the Court’s ruling — disappointment being the “operative word” in their reactions, according to LifeSiteNews.com, which posted a helpful compendium (July 14) of several bishops’ statements in response to Obergefell v. Hodges. A few highlights:

– Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), called the ruling “profoundly immoral” and “unjust,” a “tragic error that harms the common good and the most vulnerable among us, especially children.”

– Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of Charleston, South Carolina, came on strongly, noting that “marriage is a sacrament instituted by God, not by man or by institution, and can only be between one man and one woman.” Therefore, the Supreme Court “has no authority over Holy Matrimony.”

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