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Charles Pope, the longtime voice for the Archdiocese of Washington's blog, fired off another angry, anti-gay rant in reaction to the Supreme Court's marriage-equality rulings. Today, in a 5-4 decision, the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was declared unconstitutional. Five of the justices also dismissed an appeal that could have kept California's Proposition 8 as law. ADW's Pope argued against gays having equal ... [Read]

''So the bottom line is that what the secular world means by the word 'marriage' is not even close to what the Church means. Is it time for us to accept this and start using a different word? Perhaps it is and I would like to propose a new (really an old) term and hear what you think. I ... [Read]

''It occurred to me to wonder what Jesus would say about the redefining of Marriage that is happening in this country of the last number of years? Many today insist that Jesus never said anything about homosexuality or so-called Gay Marriage.... I am using here the Catholic NAB translation: '[Jesus said] whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is ... [Read]

''It has been my usual experience that people who stridently accuse others of things are themselves often most guilty of the attitudes they most decry in others. And now today we see just such an example in the looming actions of an increasingly extreme contingent of the DC City Council in reference to same sex marriage. The crafters of ... [Read]