I remember years ago asking my high school Scripture class what they thought about the Twelve after we'd studied Mark's entire gospel line by line. One girl raised her hand and replied, "I always thought they were important people. But they're really a bunch of dummies."
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The week of April 15 was surreal. New York and Washington, DC know all too well what terror is like. Boston has just suffered tremendously. In Boston, Patriot’s Day is usually a wonderful day off for many. It is also the day that the Red Sox play in Fenway Park and the Boston Marathon occurs. This marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon, where amateur and professional runners have to qualify in order to participate. Families and friends cheer as their loved ones run the hilly terrain of eight Massachusetts cities and towns.
We Are All Bostonians
Seven reasons illustrate the role social justice plays in Catholic support for Marriage Equality (M.E.):
- The majority of Catholics recognize that love makes a family, not gender. This is in accord with Catholic theologians’ thought.
- Not to have M.E. is discriminatory, and “my faith is against discrimination.”
- I support M.E. because I want to protect children.
- Many support the protection of couples with all benefits of societal rights. This is especially the case if the Catholic asked has LGBT relatives.
- M.E. helps develop strong families and a better society.
- Church should not dictate public policy for all people. M.E. is an issue of civil marriage, not religious marriage.
- Some Catholics are not on-board with LGBTs, but “I as a Catholic believe in equality and fairness, which should be in place for all people.
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New Ways Ministry present forums on Marriage Equality throughout the Country