These are not the spite nasties we have seen and heard so much of recently, particularly in New England. Instead, they seem honestly stunned that Roman Catholics would dare to challenge church pronouncements. The implication is that they are fighting God by doing so.
Kane Rydell at the all-prayer-all-the-time site comments:
It is utterly amazing to me that in a nation that is mainly Roman Catholic would allow for Gay Marriages to become legal. But that's what happened yesterday. Another nation has decided to have war with God. This nation needs our prayers. I hope that people who visit this site will pray for all nations but especially for Spain, Canada and America.That's both touching and a bit sad. Check your brains at the door. The Pope and priests will tell you all you need to know and how you must act.
Yet, in France, Italy, Spain and even very Roman Catholic towns like Boston, birth control, divorce, abortion and voting patterns remain individual decisions. Catholics I know well say they consider the church's teachings...consider.
Likewise, over at A Catholic Life, we find:
That is extremely sad that people that consider themselves Catholic would go against Church teachings. Look clearly to St. Francis and other saints; St. Francis was a man that greatly opposed the bureaucracy of the Vatican at the time, but he remained and loved the Catholic faith.So, it's war with God or one strike and you're out for these guys. What's sad here is how out of touch and out of tune they are with the larger Catholic world.
If you begin to doubt just one article of the faith or a moral teaching then you begin the loose the entire faith. This has been proved time and time again when people leave the Church because they believe in their own morals and ideas. But, in truth, only God's morals matter because, after all, it is the Ten Commandments, not the Ten Suggestions.