North Carolina Vote (III): NC Roman Catholic Bishops Issue Letter in Support of Marriage Amendment

“We are FOR this definition of marriage,” the Bishops wrote, “because we believe it is a vocation in which God calls couples to faithfully and permanently embrace a fruitful union that is open to the gift of children.”

To the claim that the Amendment will codify discrimination against homosexual persons, the Bishops noted, “As Catholics, we believe in the immeasurable dignity and equal worth of all persons. And so we reject hatred or the unjust treatment of any person. We believe that our human dignity comes from God,” adding it “flows not from the expression of our sexual orientation nor from any of our actions.”

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5 comments on “North Carolina Vote (III): NC Roman Catholic Bishops Issue Letter in Support of Marriage Amendment

  1. Archer_of_the_Forest says:

    Thank you, Dr. Harmon, for posting this alongside the Episcopal Bishops’ response. It is, indeed, a study in contrasts.

  2. Stefano says:

    Interesting difference in theologies The Roman dioceses (note that there are two for the state) highlight
    [blockquote]…we believe that the source of our human dignity and the respect we owe to all people, flows not from [self], but rather from the dignity given to each of us by God. [/blockquote]
    which seems to be a action of Gods Grace towards us. In contrast the Episcopal Bishops (do they need three for the state?) somes almost Pelagian.

  3. Stefano says:

    somes*…… sounds almost Pelagian

  4. dwstroudmd+ says:

    Yes, Stefano, the Romans have a grasp of the Truth as revealed in Scripture and in the Church. The Episcopals have a sound bite for the Spirit of the Age. Big difference. Vox populi et cetera.

  5. SC blu cat lady says:

    #4, very good way to state it.