Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.
NewsOpinionReaders Respond

Catholic bishops are election day's biggest losers

Roman CatholicismChristianitySame-Sex Marriage

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 © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
Roman CatholicismChristianitySame-Sex Marriage
  • Catholic bishops: No 'grand bargain' on contraceptives yet

    Commentator John Gehring asserts that Catholic hospitals and universities would not have to pay for birth control coverage for their employees under an accommodation with the Obama administration that requires insurance companies to pick up the tab ("Finding common ground," Nov....

  • With bishops like these, no wonder Catholics voted for Obama

    I expect the Catholic bishops to hold the line on abortion and contraceptives. No surprise. ("Catholic bishops vow to hold line," Nov. 14.)

  • U.S. should attack ISIS now
    U.S. should attack ISIS now

    I write as a 93-year-old retired educator who worked in a classroom for 35 years, 32 of which were as the principal of an independent middle school and before that as a Naval Reserve Officer for eight years of active duty including five during World War II, two of which were aboard the...

  • Bradlee, Agnew and The Sun
    Bradlee, Agnew and The Sun

    The commentary on how Ben Bradlee helped bring down Spiro Agnew is very interesting and accurate ("How Bradlee helped fell Agnew," Oct. 30). Ironically, though, it is also partially self-indicting by The Sun. During the whole Watergate story, The Sun did nothing but rewrite (as many...

Comments
Loading