U.S. cardinal defends Catholic stance on gay marriage

Mar 31, 2013 Full story: The Daily Star 35

US cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan attends a mass at the St Peter's basilica before the conclave in this March 12, 2013 file photo at the Vatican.

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“ WOOF ! ”

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#1 Mar 31, 2013
The cardinals, and anyone who agrees with them, are WRONG !

We live in a SECULAR REPUBLIC.

We have a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT and A GUARANTEE of Freedom of Religion.

The Roman Catholic Church has NO MORAL RIGHT, nor LEGAL RIGHT, to impose, thru civil law, their own narrow religious beliefs ON AMERICANS WHO FREELY CHOOSE NOT TO BE CATHOLICS !

What they're doing is UN-American and IMMORAL !

But then, the Roman Catholic Churhc has never believed in Freedom Of Religion nor the separation of church and state.

THIS is why the Roman Catholic Church IS EVIL !

And I would ask the Roman Catholics to explain: HOW a NON-Catholic gay or lesbian American getting married affects them in any way whatsoever ???

And while allowing gay and lesbian Americans to marry drives teh Catholic leaders crazy, they allow mafia dons Carlo Gambino and Paul Castellano to marry their own cousins in a Catholic church snd they think that is perfectly fine.

I'm a church-going Christian, and each night I fall down on my knees and THANK GOD that I was born gay AND a Protestant !

I have a sister who converted from Lutheranism to Roman Catholicism. I haven't spoken to her since then, and never will again.

Since: Jan 12

Port Richey, FL

#2 Apr 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
The cardinals, and anyone who agrees with them, are WRONG !
We live in a SECULAR REPUBLIC.
We have a CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT and A GUARANTEE of Freedom of Religion.
The Roman Catholic Church has NO MORAL RIGHT, nor LEGAL RIGHT, to impose, thru civil law, their own narrow religious beliefs ON AMERICANS WHO FREELY CHOOSE NOT TO BE CATHOLICS !
What they're doing is UN-American and IMMORAL !
But then, the Roman Catholic Churhc has never believed in Freedom Of Religion nor the separation of church and state.
THIS is why the Roman Catholic Church IS EVIL !
And I would ask the Roman Catholics to explain: HOW a NON-Catholic gay or lesbian American getting married affects them in any way whatsoever ???
And while allowing gay and lesbian Americans to marry drives teh Catholic leaders crazy, they allow mafia dons Carlo Gambino and Paul Castellano to marry their own cousins in a Catholic church snd they think that is perfectly fine.
I'm a church-going Christian, and each night I fall down on my knees and THANK GOD that I was born gay AND a Protestant !
I have a sister who converted from Lutheranism to Roman Catholicism. I haven't spoken to her since then, and never will again.
you may fall on your knees every night but I don't think its for the purpose of preying

“Equality for ALL”

Since: Jul 10

Massachusetts

#3 Apr 1, 2013
I could support Dolan's position IF he kept his opposition to same-sex couples marrying to his church. But he doesn't. He believes that his, and his church's, position should be the civil law of the land.

In the almost 2 years of legal civil marriage equality in New York (9 years in Massachusetts) the catholic church has been compelled to perform zero, none, nil, nada, zilch, same-sex marriages. Those statistics hold true for ALL churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, etc.
Truth

Shinnston, WV

#4 Apr 1, 2013
The Catholic Church does not have a leg to stand on. They are more corrupt then the US government. Plus, anyone who hides child molestors has no credibility left. I feel everyone has right no matter what.

“the end-times is now”

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#5 Apr 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
The Roman Catholic Church has NO MORAL RIGHT, nor LEGAL RIGHT, to impose, thru civil law, their own narrow religious beliefs ON AMERICANS WHO FREELY CHOOSE NOT TO BE CATHOLICS !.. What they're doing is UN-American and IMMORAL !
um .. If you don't like what the Catholich Church stands for and believes ... Don't join them .. that simple
Melvin

Malta

#6 Apr 1, 2013
disaster in the making wrote:
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you may fall on your knees every night but I don't think its for the purpose of preying
Not unless he's praying in the men's toilet while gagging on a c*ck.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#8 Apr 1, 2013
Well. of course he defends the Catholic stance. If he didn't he prob. be out of a job. DUH!

“ WOOF ! ”

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#9 Apr 1, 2013
His-truth wrote:
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um .. If you don't like what the Catholich Church stands for and believes ... Don't join them .. that simple
And they should not be pressuring elected officals into passing civil laws enforcing the Roman Catholic rules of marriage on people who choose not to be Catholic. The Roman Ctholic Churchis an EVIL institution. They DON'T believe in Freedom Of Religion, nor the separation of church and state.

“the end-times is now”

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#10 Apr 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
And they should not be pressuring elected officals into passing civil laws enforcing the Roman Catholic rules
Oh whatever ..........

go pressure your own elected officals into passing whatever you want ... AMERICA:.. the will of the people
If you don't like our system .. go find another country
Minority of one

Carol Stream, IL

#12 Apr 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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And they should not be pressuring elected officals into passing civil laws enforcing the Roman Catholic rules of marriage on people who choose not to be Catholic. The Roman Ctholic Churchis an EVIL institution. They DON'T believe in Freedom Of Religion, nor the separation of church and state.
They have the same right to petition the government has any other group.

“ WOOF ! ”

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#13 Apr 1, 2013
His-truth wrote:
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Oh whatever ..........
go pressure your own elected officals into passing whatever you want ... AMERICA:.. the will of the people
If you don't like our system .. go find another country
I take it you're a Catholic since youa re showing right here tat you don't believe in the freedomof religion that is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution's Bill Of Rights.

Exactly why the Roman Catholic Church is EVIL and UN-American.

As a church-going Lutheran, why should I be bound by your rules of marriage ?(I'm just quoting Martin Luther right before he married Katharina von Bora, a Roman Catholic nun.)

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#14 Apr 1, 2013
Melvin wrote:
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Not unless he's praying in the men's toilet while gagging on a c*ck.
Well, you're up early, lying up a storm already, aren't you, LIAR?

How many names and countries are you going to sign in under today, liar?

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#15 Apr 1, 2013
When is someone going to ask him about all the remarried divorcees in his club?? Aren't they ALSO only entitle to "friendship" after they've been married the first time?

Oh, yeah. That's right. It's okay for straight people to marry over and over because they might produce more little Catholics to give more money for buying pretty dresses and sparkly jewelry for all the churchie-men to wear.

Silly me. How could I forget that??

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#16 Apr 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
I take it you're a Catholic since youa re showing right here tat you don't believe in the freedom of religion that is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution's Bill Of Rights
No .. I'm not Catholic

freedom of religion does not mean you automatically get what you want .. You are froo to believe waht you want .. it becoming the law of the land is quite another thing

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#17 Apr 1, 2013
........ free

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#18 Apr 1, 2013
His-truth wrote:
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No .. I'm not Catholic
freedom of religion does not mean you automatically get what you want .. You are froo to believe waht you want .. it becoming the law of the land is quite another thing
UNTRUE.

If numerous Protestant denominations, and individual churches, allow gay marriage in the church, it is unconstitutional for the government to legally recognize the marriages of one Christian denomination, while choosing not to legally recognize the marriages of another denoination, simply because some people "don't like it". Especially when those marriages are ALREADY LEGALLY RECOGNIZED by numerous states, AND the federal capital.

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#20 Apr 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
UNTRUE .. If numerous Protestant denominations, and individual churches, allow gay marriage in the church, it is unconstitutional for the government to legally recognize the marriages of one Christian denomination, while choosing not to legally recognize the marriages of another denoination, simply because some people "don't like it". Especially when those marriages are ALREADY LEGALLY RECOGNIZED by numerous states, AND the federal capital.
..... VOTE .. therein will you find your solution

“ WOOF ! ”

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#24 Apr 1, 2013
His-truth wrote:
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..... VOTE .. therein will you find your solution
Constitutional RIGHTS are not subject to a majority vote. That's one of the main purposes for having a written constitution with a bill of rights.

Don't you know ANYTHING ?!

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#25 Apr 1, 2013
Is polgamy a constitutional right ?.. Y/N
Minority of one

Carol Stream, IL

#26 Apr 1, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Constitutional RIGHTS are not subject to a majority vote. That's one of the main purposes for having a written constitution with a bill of rights.
Don't you know ANYTHING ?!
If that is true why is congress voting on gun control?

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