Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bishop Vigneron calls on the faithful to stand in defense of marriage

The California Supreme Court’s decision last Thursday legalizing homosexual marriage “is a profoundly significant matter,” inviting “pastoral support and guidance,” wrote Bishop Allen Vigneron in a pastoral message “to the Faithful of the Oakland Diocese.” Bishop Vigneron asked his priests to read the message at Masses last weekend.

Vigneron said his “relatively brief” message could not address “all that needs to be said in a full discussion of this question;” but, it would “offer some strategic points that give us a sense of our situation....”

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