So the Vatican says it "cannot" bless same-sex marriages. The audacity and hypocrisy of the Roman Catholic Church will never surprise me.

I was raised Catholic and later married my Catholic girlfriend as soon as I was legally able. Why would the Vatican think that I care whether or not the church bestows its blessings on my union? After all, the Roman Catholic Church is no example of upholding the teachings of Jesus' love, nor does it set an example for following its own dogma. With its years-long cover-up of priests, bishops, and cardinals molesting young boys and girls in their care; to clergy who cohabitate with their "housekeepers" and father children out of wedlock; to wreaking havoc and even some outright wars in countries in which they perpetuate their interpretation of Christianity; a blessing from these hypocrites would only diminish my love and commitment to my wife.

The Catholic Church has never been a friend of gay, lesbian or other queer people living our lives openly and honestly. I, personally, would consider a blessing from the Roman Catholic Church to be a curse.

Cindy Bologna

Roseburg

If you're interested in submitting a Letter to the Editor, click here.

React to this story:

8
0
1
1
0

Recommended for you

(5) comments

Momos

Religion is the man made answer to the greatest mystery of all: Where did we come from and where are we going when we die? All religions were written by man, all claiming divine intervention to come up with the story. Religion is a way to hold power over people, and extract money from their pocket. Instill fear of the afterlife, and then convince them you and your religion are the only way to heaven. Oh, and just ignore the cries of all the abused children at the hands of the RNC. Pay now, but you can't collect till you're dead. The Roman Catholic Church and it's offshoots are worth billions. Obviously, it's about the money.

The Pope is no closer to "God" than you or I.

melrosereader

We do not have an established religion in the United States. Whether the president ss a Catholic, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Animist, Agnostic, or Atheist makes no difference.

Marine Vet

BUT they are Blessing Guns.

Wretched722

I left the Catholic religion when I was 14 and never looked back. And I don't think I'm going to burn in Hades....

Democrat

That's why Jesus tells us to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. That means reading the Bible for your own personal awareness. One must believe God's Word is entirely true otherwise it's just lies. One must never look to others for what you should find out for yourself...I appreciate what you've written because it is true. Man will never ever be an example for your walk with God.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.