Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek: The ‘New Paradigm’ Can’t DeliverDecember 14, 2022
Daily Scripture Readings and Meditation: The Blind See, the Lame Walk, the Poor Receive Good NewsDecember 14, 2022
By Salvatore J. Cordileone, First Things, 12 . 13 . 22
Salvatore J. Cordileone is the archbishop of San Francisco.
The union of husband and wife is unique: Together they make a baby, and their marriage is the best way to ensure that that baby grows up with both mother and father. Marriage is a good thing. Society needs this institution.
Until a few years ago, virtually every culture in existence recognized the unique stake society has in affirming these unions. Even cultures that condoned sexual relations outside the bond of marriage—including between people of the same sex—never confused these relations with marriage. And today, after five decades of consistent social science data showing the devastating social ills resulting from fatherlessness, you would think Congress would want to do something to put the family back together. Instead, last week, it took a decisive step in the opposite direction. …