The Pope Connects the Dots on Marriage

“…in less than three years of his pontificate, Pope Benedict XVI has spoken publicly about marriage on 111 occasions. His pronouncements connect marriage to such overarching themes as human rights, world peace, and the conversation between faith and reason.”

This is the lead of Maggie Gallagher’s recent article on Pope Benedict and Marriage-really worth reading.

I made a similar point about the Pope’s insight –how he connects the dots from the family to global peace and prosperity–in this recent WorldNet Daily article.

The matter of marriage will be enormous in the 2008 election. Both of the democratic candidates will work for passage of a “gay-rights” bill. The storm of the Texas polygamy case continues in the media–yet another whap to those of us who realize that marriage must be defended in LAW, in the culture, in social policy…

Many states will have marriage amendments on the ballot as well.

It is crucial that Catholics are prepared to promote marriage as a legal definition that confines the elements of marriage to the exclusive bond of one man and one woman. (Catholics would like the “permanent bond” wording, but in a secular society accustomed to easy divorce that is not politically viable. )

The topic is very tender for many families. There can be no condemnation of persons who struggle with same-sex attraction. Yet, we must confront the organized and determined homosexual agenda.

Here is a link to a debate in which I participated (with an attorney for a “gay-rights” organization) on the subject of legalizing same-sex unions.

When the Pope received Catholic Mary Ann Glendon, a Harvard Law professor, as the new US Ambassador to the Vatican in February, he stressed the need for America to insure “the safeguarding of the institution of marriage, acknowledged as a stable union between a man and a woman, and that of the family.”

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4 Responses

  1. […] Ryan T. Anderson wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThis is the lead of Maggie Gallagher’s recent article on Pope Benedict and Marriage–really worth reading. I made a similar point about the Pope’s insight –how he connects the dots from the family to global peace and prosperity–in this … […]

  2. I Think we have real problems with the LDS/ polygamy issue. Boys turned out at 14 so the old jerks get the girls? What happens when the homosexual agenda teams with polygamists to make marriage a Burger King drive through “Have it your way”?

  3. Just read your latest for “Canticle.” Wonderful!

  4. Thank you EMV!! And I just received your book–very anxious to read it .

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