Skip to comments.Cardinal George: ‘Society Will Be The Worse For It’ If Gay Marriage Legalized
Posted on 09/24/2012 9:20:37 AM PDT by marshmallow
CHICAGO (CBS) Cardinal Francis George, speaking Sunday at a mass to celebrate the golden anniversaries of more than 400 couples, used the celebration as a platform to reiterate the Catholic Churchs opposition to same-sex marriage.
The cardinal spoke at a ceremony where 400 couples who have been married for 50 years renewed their wedding vows at Holy Name Cathedral.
George honored the couples for their lifetime commitments to each other, and the families they have helped to raise.
I thank you for the way in which you are open to others in Christs name. I think you for the way you raised your children, and now love your grandchildren in his name. This is a marvelous moment, and I thank God for being with you today, as you celebrate it, he said.
Without mentioning gay marriage specifically, George also spoke briefly about the Catholic Churchs opposition to legalizing same-sex marriage, saying the institution of marriage is something that comes to us from God, not from the church or from the government.
Quoting from the Bible, George said marriage has always been a union between one man and one woman, and should not change.
Marriage is what it is, what Jesus said from the beginning: Two in one flesh, for which man leaves his family and joins himself to his wife; and wife leaves her family, and joins herself to her husband, he said.
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Is it true that Cardinal George and Mayor Emanuel are no longer on speaking terms after Cardinal George additionally had Chick-fil-A cater the reception following the renewal of vows?
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