I have left the Church and returned
social justice teachings and activities
have always pulled me back
but there is no justice in denying love
and if two people want to make a family
society is the better for their commitment
the Vatican has been wrong before
in this instance
my conscience [informed and examined]
rejects their notion of 'common good'
from the Catechism:
1777 Moral conscience, present at the heart of the person, enjoins him at the appropriate moment to do good and to avoid evil. It also judges particular choices, approving those that are good and denouncing those that are evil. It bears witness to the authority of truth in reference to the supreme Good to which the human person is drawn, and it welcomes the commandments. When he listens to his conscience, the prudent man can hear God speaking
2106 "Nobody may be forced to act against his convictions, nor is anyone to be restrained from acting in accordance with his conscience in religious matters in private or in public, alone or in association with others, within due limits."
I don't understand why President Bush
needs lawyers to look into 'marriage'
on September 10, 1996
'marriage' was defined for federal purposes