The Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Francis George and his six auxiliary bishops distributed a letter on January 1 that referred to same-sex marriage “an affront to reason and the common good of society.” In a report by the Chicago Tribune, Cardinal George asked Catholics to lobby politicians to resist the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act, which would make same sex marriage legal in the state of Illinois. Citing Holy Scripture and natural law, the cardinal archbishop explained that heterosexual relations between a man and woman in marriage serves two inter-twined purposes of procreation and the expression of enduring love.
Cardinal George says gay marriage is 'affront to reason'
Dietrich von Hildebrand's memoir of his life of heroic consistency of belief and action in Germany in the midst of the Holocaust.
Political expedience may rule in the U.S. Senate, where Democrats who have opposed the Keystone pipeline project may change their minds to keep incumbent Louisiana Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu in office.
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