“The communion of husband and wife,” is a unique reality that has no equivalent…The exclusive and permanent bond of a man and woman joined in marriage offers to the couple, and to society, a preeminent value that should not be eclipsed by governmental attempts to redesign fundamental realities by legal dictate.

— Bishop Cordileone, speaking on behalf of the U.S. bishops about the pending civil unions law in Rhode Island

Do you ever wonder when members of the pedophile priest protection syndicate will turn back to more important issues like feeding and clothing the poor and helping the homeless during these tough economic times?

The U.S. Catholic bishops have expressed their disapproval with a civil unions bill likely to be signed into law after passing Rhode Island’s state senate on June 29.

“In no way can civil union measures be considered a permissible compromise or a step in advancing the common good, said Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, Chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, in a July 1 statement.

“Instead, they directly violate principles of justice and accelerate the push to redefine marriage itself.”

Governor Lincoln Chafee plans to sign the law signed the bill into law, which provides all of the rights and “benefits, protections, and responsibilities” as those of people who are married.

“The perpetual fixation on civil recognition of gay and lesbian couples is looking more and more desperate.

Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding