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Catholic bishops are election day's biggest losers

I and many other active Catholics, and apparently including many in the clergy, are becoming more and more disgusted with our bishops. If marriage is only between a man and a woman according to natural law, and it is the most perfect way to live in family as human beings, as they proclaim, why have they wasted so many millions on interfering with state law and not working on a real problem in their own backyard. Why don't they have the courage to stand up and campaign against the "mandatory celibacy law" of our own priests — surely this is against the natural law, and it certainly didn't come from Jesus. Even He "sent them out two by two...." And, most of his disciples were married.

Despite all the demanded bullying from the pulpits, letters, and repeated press articles, thank God we passed Question 6 in support of same-sex marriage in our state. At least we can now honor human and civil rights for more of our brothers and sisters. And the next human rights campaign — at least for Catholics — should be for our priests while our bishops are still arguing about natural law being the only way to go.

Surely it should not be "demanded" that anyone live alone in order to minister at the altar.

A.M. Harrison

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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