I really thought Justice Kennedy would be hard-pressed to substitute himself for God and throw the structure for creating law down the toilet. I wasn't completely surprised, but it's hard to imagine anyone, even if their catechesis was crappy, positioning themselves over God as the arbiter of truth about about marriage.
Would you want your name on the short list of five people who turned the country into Sodom and Gomorrah? I honestly can't think of anyone in the history of human civilization who has done something more insidious and evil. Apart from the physical crucifixion, the offense is the darkest act in the history of Christendom.
In the world of Christ's Mystical Body, he has foisted Christ's Body upon the cross and driven the nails into his hands and feet.
What a dirty rat.
I don't know much about the history of Sodom but I am curious to know how long it took before God took action. It's going to get ugly now.
I hate to say it, but I did rationalize Kennedy's bold act of rebellion aimed at God as the fruit of the tree of Pope Francis.
You know what I loved best?
The USCCB's statement.
For over 50 years they have worked towards the goal of of yesterday's ruling. Hiring and ordaining androgynous heretics to contradict the truths of the Catholic Church, they are brazenly planning another synod to impose moral chaos on human sexuality and the Sacraments. Their statement reminded me of that scene in Casablanca when Captain Renault raided Rick's saloon and pretended to be shocked to find gambling.
“I ask all in positions of power and authority to respect the God-given freedom to seek, live by, and bear witness to the truth.”
How about you start by purging every heretic from every classroom and every parish and every apostolate?
How about plucking every last one of them out of every university?
How about you stop ordaining heretics?
How about defrocking the ones we have? God knows there is a library of complaints in every chancery.
Talk is cheap. They know full well the consequences of ordaining and hiring heretics that contradict Church teaching on their behalf. And yet, we see from the circus of the Romans they are going to keep on doing it, bolder than ever.
At the end of the day, Archbishop Kurtz's message affirms the Scriptural counsel of keeping our hand on the plow in every circumstance.
I leave you with Justics Scalia's words of wisdom:
The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie."