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John J. Jakubczyk has been active in the Pro-Life Movement since 1975.  He served as President of Arizona Right to Life, Arizona's largest, oldest and strongest pro-life organization.  He was on the board of AzRTL for many years and now acts as the Arizona delegate to the National Right to Life Committee.  As the founder and president of Southwest Life & Law Center, he continues to use his legal skills to assist in advising, counseling and defending women, children, pro-life activists, organizations, as well as victims of abortion. A national speaker, motivator and adviser since the 1980s, he is very familiar with the history of the movement at the national level.   A founder and past president of Ville de Marie Academy, he served as a trustee for 15 years.  He has been an attorney in private practice for 35 years, is active in his church, married, the father of 11 children, and a proud grandfather.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Kmiec steps in it agian

As if he has nothing better to do, Doug Kmiec now wished to see the California Supreme Court overthrow the will of the people regarding Proposition 8. Prop 8 was passed by the people of the state of California after the same Supreme Court nullified a law passed by the people in defense of marriage. Kmiec and his fellow law professor from Pepperdine argued in an article published by the San Francisco Chronicle that the Supreme Court could overrule the people because marriage was "of religious origin."
I think that I have heard it all. Of course if Kmies means that because marriage was instituted by God then it is religious in origin, then all creation having been created by God would be religious in origin. The Church teaches that

"The intimate community of life and love which constitutes the married state has been established by the Creator and endowed by him with its own proper laws. . . . God himself is the author of marriage." The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator. Marriage is not a purely human institution despite the many variations it may have undergone through the centuries in different cultures, social structures, and spiritual attitudes. These differences should not cause us to forget its common and permanent characteristics. Although the dignity of this institution is not transparent everywhere with the same clarity, some sense of the greatness of the matrimonial union exists in all cultures. "The well-being of the individual person and of both human and Christian society is closely bound up with the healthy state of conjugal and family life."

God who created man out of love also calls him to love the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being. For man is created in the image and likeness of God who is himself love. Since God created him man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man. It is good, very good, in the Creator's eyes. And this love which God blesses is intended to be fruitful and to be realized in the common work of watching over creation: "And God blessed them, and God said to them: 'Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it.'"

So marriage predates all established religions. It is the basic building block upon which all societies rest. all cultures have acknowledged the reality of this relationship between a man and woman as fundamental to its survival.

Why is this so difficult for people to understand?

And what is it that provokes a man to shill for those who would desire to destroy this institution?

I think I know fully appreciate the disgust that the French and polish underground had for their fellow citizens who became collaborators during the Second World War. This contempt also also applies to those so called Catholics who support abortion and to those politicians who claim the Catholic mantle while voting to oppose efforts to protect little children.

Lets be blunt. what two people of the same sex who live together, do sexual things together, etc, act together to imitate marriage, is not marriage. It is a fraud and a a farce. Just as the law refused to say that a man and a woman simply "living together" are not married, so it cannot say that tow people of the same sex masquerading as such are married. It would be the same as trying to explain that 2 plus 2 can equal anything but 4. You can't do it. Not even if you are a famous law professor from Pepperdine. Not even if you are the California Supreme Court. You cannot call a rock a fish unless you want to destroy the integrity and meaning of words.

Then again those who are so selfish in their lives and lifestyles that they would want to destroy society simply to get their way probably have no problem with calling a rock a fish. So then why should the politically correct crowd be so intent on censoring language that they claim offends. But that is the topic of another post.

Kmiec has become the poster child for the anti-Catholic forces in our country. Whatever good will he had in his portfolio has disappeared like the equity in stock market. He is a bad loan whosee ideas have been foreclosed.