New York magazine is publishing an exclusive cover story on Catholics’ success in winning the battle for marriage equality.
The article, which was written by former New York Times editor and writer Daniel Pipes, is entitled “The Church Is Winning the Marriage Equality Battle” and is available exclusively in print at the magazine’s website.
The piece is a welcome contribution to the Catholic blogosphere, which has been besieged by an ever-increasingly angry backlash against the Catholic Church and the Church-sanctioned liturgy for a long time now.
A few days ago, for example, there was a series of posts on the blogosphere by people accusing the Catholic hierarchy of attempting to censor their message on marriage equality, as well as by Catholic bishops who were publicly defending their church’s position on the issue.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg.
In this piece, the Catholic blogger and columnist, Daniel Putes, explores how the Church’s own liturgical tradition is fighting to protect marriage equality and the dignity of married people in the face of a growing chorus of critics who claim that the Church has gone too far and should be out of the marriage business.
This battle is also part of the fight for Catholic unity, the writer says.
In his book The Church is a Church, the former Catholic journalist and blogger, Pipes explains that the liturgical liturgy has traditionally celebrated the family, but that the Catholic faith has historically seen marriage as a sacred union.
And in the years since the Second Vatican Council, when Pope John Paul II proclaimed the doctrine of marriage equality to be a “fundamental truth,” he has consistently emphasized the importance of marriage to the Church and to its unity.
But it is not just the Church that is now facing a growing backlash over the issue of marriage.
As the New York Catholic blog, New York Mag, notes, the growing number of gay and lesbian Catholics and others who are seeing themselves as “in line with the community” is a major factor in the growing public hostility toward the Church.
But while this backlash has been a growing factor in recent years, it is a different story in the Catholic diocese that the writer describes in the article.
In a sense, this backlash is a continuation of the decades-long struggle for Catholic marriage equality in the United States.
While the Supreme Court is still deciding whether to decide the case of same-sex marriage, and even while the U.S. bishops are busy crafting a document to help bishops navigate the legal and political landscape that has evolved since the 1970s, the liturgy is slowly but surely changing.
In fact, as the author explains, the Church in the U,C.S., is facing the same kind of public pressure to take a stand on marriage that it did in the 1970’s and 1980’s, as Catholics in other dioceses across the U.,C.C., were confronted with similar social and economic conditions and increasingly were forced to choose between their faith and their families.
But what is different about this current fight for marriage is that it is being waged in an environment that is increasingly hostile to the church and its position on marriage.
In recent years the Catholic community has been facing an onslaught of online attacks from conservative Christian groups and the right-wing media, many of whom have used their platforms to spread anti-Catholic propaganda.
But as the writer notes, many Catholics, even those who are not politically conservative, still believe that marriage is a sacred relationship and that the traditional marriage institution is sacramental, something the writer calls “the Church’s position.”
And that is what makes the Catholic leader who is facing this criticism so important, the author says.
For this reason, the public reaction to the article, and the response to the liturgies and the litany of liturgical language that the author describes, is also important, he explains.
And so, the writers decision to use a liturgical term in the title of their article reflects the fact that the language in this piece is intended to be taken seriously, the journalist writes.
This is not a piece about the church’s political positions.
This piece is about the litigations and the public reactions to the Pope’s statements and actions, and what is happening in the litergies of other diocesees around the U to try to protect the marriage equality that the Pope has spoken about, the article continues.
But for this reason it is also relevant to mention that the term ‘marriage equality’ is not an expression of support for the Church, it means that the church, as a social institution, has to take up a political position on issues of this kind, the reporter continues.
And that the word ‘marriage’ is itself a political term.
And the Catholic people, as they are aware, are in a position of being politically engaged.
So what we’re saying in the piece is that, while the term