+Cupich on Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

Bishop Blase Cupich has an op-ed in the Spokane Statesman on the upcoming referendum in Washington State regarding same-sex marriage. I had earlier called attention to the bishop's pastoral letters on the subject.

Bishop Cupich does not demean those who disagree with the Church's teaching. He does not mischaracterize his opponents' positions nor question their motives. Instead, he makes a thoughtful case about some of the downsides that can attend a redefinition of marriage, even while forcefully defending the rights of same sex couples to equal rights before the law. Some will find him persuasive, some won't, but I think everyone can detect the voice of a pastor in his words.


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