In today's Gospel reading from Mark 10, Jesus quotes a passage from today's first reading from Genesis 2. “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one flesh.”
In America, marriage has now been redefined. A man can now "marry" a man and a woman can "marry" a woman. It flies in the face of God's Word and the constant teaching of Christianity. The Church steadfastly stands against this heresy. Why? Because that is not the way that God designed marriage. We see it from the beginning.
You never hear about this anymore. Because that ship has sailed. And because people (even those in the Church, and in Roman collars and miters) don't want to be seen as being unmerciful or judgmental. But is the real reason that they have rejected the Catholic faith and the Catholic teaching on marriage? Personally, I don’t see how God could make things any more clear. Man and wife. The two become one flesh. And through their love they become “fruitful and multiply.” So tell me…did God get this all wrong? Is this nothing more than God’s marriage mistake? If that’s what you believe, do me a favor. You go tell God that He’s all wet on this. Me…I’ll stay right here, standing with the Church, even when most others won't.
Father, from the beginning you have ordained that marriage is between a man and a woman. May we all recognize your will for marriage, and may all marriages be strengthened. Amen.