Liberty And Dignity Under Assault . . . “In Ways That Are Chilling And Unimaginable As Never Before”
By DEXTER DUGGAN
PHOENIX – Nationally active speakers at a “legislative seminar” here examined the damage to the legal system and individual conscience, welfare, and morality if American courts impose a fiat favoring the “same-sex marriage” novelty.
About 300 people gathered at Phoenix Catholic diocesan headquarters for the September 6 program, “Catholics in the Public Square,” dealing with their legitimate political responsibilities in American society.
The half-day program began with an 8 a.m. Mass at nearby St. Mary’s Basilica, where Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted urged listeners to have faith that God will bring a greater good from the undoubted evils of the present time.
“When persecuted, we endure. . . . When slandered, we respond gently. Now, that’s not easy,” Olmsted said, adding, “. . . We’re the world’s rubbish. We are God’s treasure.”
Nationally known marriage defender Maggie Gallagher, a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based American Principles Project (APP), told the gathering in a diocesan meeting hall, “As I see it, the courts are stepping in to shut down this debate” about marriage. … Continue Reading