United States : Seven bishops in campaign against homosexual marriage

Source: FSSPX News


On January 24, the American Catholic press agency CNS announced the launch of a campaign against  homosexual marriage by seven Catholic bishops from Minnesota. Bishop John C. Nienstedt, of New Ulm, and six other bishops invited the faithful to send postcards to Congressmen up until Sunday February 12, World Marriage Day, requesting a constitutional amendment on marriage. The requested amendment must specify that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. The bishop of New Ulm said that 19 states had already adopted this legislation and 15 others were preparing to do so.

 On the other hand, Bishop Frederick Bernard Henry, of Calgary in the Canadian province of Alberta, faced a summons before the Federal Commission of Human Rights for having reaffirmed the traditional teaching of the Church on marriage, and having opposed the new law on same-sex unions. He was accused of spreading hatred against homosexuals. For this reason Bishop Nienstedt prudently specified that without “being against anyone, we are in favor of life, the family and marriage”. And in order to protect the institution of marriage before the judicial system, he went on, this constitutional amendment is the only way to safeguard the definition of marriage against any meddling.