Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A news item from today’s www.Zenit.com about homosexual “marriage” being approved in countries around the world.

Soon it will be illegal to speak out against such “marriages.” Priests and pastors will be condemned for refusing to marry gay couples. No one will be able to refuse these same sex couples from adopting children.

There are more implications to this disaster than people have considered. We are upending all of human civilization and do so to our own destruction.

This is a twin offense with abortion. Can human civilization survive this double-battled shotgun blast at human dignity and life if both are allowed to rush across the globe?

Here is the article from Zenit. Notice how our new Pope strongly resisted these laws while an archbishop.

Uruguay Moves Toward Recognizing Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

‘A Very Radical Agenda’ at Work

ROME, April 03, 2013 (Zenit.org) – Uruguay’s Senate on Tuesday voted to legalize homosexual “marriage” by approving a law to govern matrimony for heterosexuals and homosexuals.

Senators voted 23-8 in favor of the bill. A version had already been passed by the lower house in December. The Senate version must now return to the lower chamber.

If approved, the law would make Uruguay the second nation in Latin America and the 12th in the world to legalize homosexual “marriage.” Argentina legalized in in 2010, despite the efforts of the Church led by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Pope Francis.

The Director of International Coordination for Human Life International, Joseph Meaney, spoke to Vatican Radio about the new legislation: “It’s part of a trend actually in Uruguay, which is a very liberal country by Latin American standards.”

Speaking about the broader social context in Latin America, he suggested that the legalization of same sex “marriage” in Argentina probably had an influence in Uruguay.

“In fact, Pope Francis when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires spoke out very strongly, and of course the bishops in Uruguay have as well,” Meaney said. “One thing that is strange about Uruguay is that they actually legalized the adoption of children by same sex couples before they legalized same sex ‘marriage’ … of course when they did so, the Church protested tremendously, including Archbishop Nicolas Cotugno, saying that is was completely against human nature and the fundamental rights of the human being of the person.”

“But it’s a very radical agenda,” Meaney said. “It’s not just same sex ‘marriage,’ but even before they passed that, they passed civil unions and the adoption of children by homosexual couples.”

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What a delight to discover this video! I didn’t even know he was doing it.

In February, Janet and I in conjunction with Corporate Travel took Bishop Cistone and people from his Diocese of Saginaw Michigan to the Holy Land. We had three buses of pilgrims.

In this video Bishop Cistone reflects on what a pilgrimage is, how it affected him and some of the things that stood out in his mind. I hope you enjoy this 4-minute reflection with great pictures and images.

If you want to see where we are going next and how you can join us on a pilgrimage, please visit www.FootprintsOfGod.com.

To see daily videos of the whole pilgrimage visit www.VirtualPilgrimages.com

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