Yesterday, February 14, a priest and a nun penned an OpEd in the Washington Post. It begins:
This month in Maryland
and the state of Washington, an extraordinary dynamic is playing itself
out: Two Catholic governors are prodding legislators to pass bills legalizing same-gender marriage. Like Govs. Andrew Cuomo in New York and Pat Quinn in Illinois
— whose states recently legalized same-sex civil unions — Govs. Martin
O’Malley and Christine Gregoire are acting against the strongly
expressed opposition of their church’s bishops.
As Catholics who are involved in lesbian and gay ministry and
outreach, we are aware that many people, some of them Catholics, believe
that Catholics cannot faithfully disobey the public policies of the
church’s hierarchy. But this is not the case.
Not surprisingly, the folks at National Organization for Marriage are neither amused nor pleased. Lifesitenews reports:
“It’s just their case,” said Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, president and founder of The Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage. “There’s nothing Catholic about what they’re saying at all,” she told LifeSiteNews.com.
. . .
Dr. Morse, who testified in Olympia against Washington state’s same-sex
marriage bill, said such a change would carry drastic consequences for
the family and for society as a whole. “The natural reality of mother
and father is being defined out of existence and being replaced with
something that is a legal and social construct.”