Yesterday we celebrated the feast of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher. These two men stood for the sanctity of marriage. King Henry VIII had them both beheaded and declared himself the head of the Church of England, separating himself from the Catholic Church. And what is the state of marriage now? In shambles. Catholic, Protestant, Jew, Hindu, Muslim, Atheist. It doesn't even matter. Families are being destroyed because men and women no longer know how to live that covenant relationship. We are a throwaway culture. We not only throw away our spouses, but our children. And now we want to redefine marriage. Go ahead. Two women, three men, why not add cats and dogs? Aliens? Ireland has just legalized gay marriage. That doesn't make it right. Is anybody even thinking about the children? From the very beginning, marriage was between one man and one woman until death, for the raising of children, and no matter what people say that it can be something else, it is not.
John the Baptist, whose nativity we celebrate tomorrow, was beheaded for upholding marriage as well. Why is the Church so concerned with sex and marriage? Because "the final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be over marriage and family life," says Sister Lucia of Fatima. Read this very interesting excerpt. It's no wonder that now people are even confused about their very identity, whether they are male or female. Look at poor Bruce Jenner. His DNA does not lie. He might feel feminine. Having artificial breasts does not a woman make. Bruce Jenner has a male body and soul. And if anthropologists were to analyze his body 5,000 years from now, they would deduce he was a male and mutilated. Anyway, I think Jenner needs prayers and therapy, not surgery. I came across a very interesting and sensible article by Dr. McHugh that goes into why sex-change operation is impossible.
Enjoy Faith of our Fathers: The link has all the lyrics.