Saturday, June 29, 2013

Marriage vs. Matrimony

Priest Proposes Catholics Drop 'Marriage' - http://huff.to/1amcFE0

The pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian then went on to suggest that the Catholic church drop the word marriage altogether and use "Holy Matrimony" in its place.

I propose that we should exclusively refer to marriage in the Church as “Holy Matrimony.” According to this proposal the word marriage would be set aside and replaced by Holy Matrimony. It should be noticed that the Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to this Sacrament formally as “The Sacrament of Matrimony.”

You can read Pope's entire argument here.

Pope may have an unlikely ally in his effort to clarify the Catholic definition of marriage in President Obama who affirmed after the ruling that religious institutions can decide for themselves what marriage entails:

“How religious institutions define and consecrate marriage has always been up to those institutions,” he said. “Nothing about this decision –- which applies only to civil marriages -– changes that.”

I agree with that assessment. Religious groups should be able to define marriage as they wish and refuse to marry anyone. But, marriage as the set of rights from the government needs to be equal.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Luxor Governor resigns

BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) tweeted at 4:34 AM on Sun, Jun 23, 2013: New governor of Egypt's Luxor province quits amid controversy about his membership of Islamist group that killed 58 tourists there in 1997 (https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/348766080753352705).

I don't believe in their politics, but we need some of our US politicians to show this much good sense for the benefit of our country.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Sad state of politics

Jim Graves drops out following Michele Bachmann’s exit - Alex Isenstadt - POLITICO.com

Basically, after all that’s gone on, and with Michele Bachmann now stepping down, I’ve been talking to my friends and family and frankly, the feeling is, ‘Mission Accomplished,’” he told the news site. “She wasn’t representing the people of the 6th District appropriately, and now she won’t be representing them. There’s no way anyone could run and win who would be worse than Michele Bachmann. So we accomplished that task.”

It's pretty sad that Bachman was so bad that a Democrat ran not for something, but just to oust her. Although I'm all for it, I really think politicians should run FOR something rather than AGAINST something in most cases.--even the Democrats.