Is the Catholic response to Obergefell to obey the State, or to disobey it?
That wise old sage Pope Leo XIII has left us a huge amount of little-known writing that often seems to speak directly to our own times. For example, this extract from the 1881 encyclical Diuturnum illud is worthy of greater familiarity:
15. The one only reason which men have for not obeying [their rulers] is when anything is demanded of them which is openly repugnant to the natural or the divine law, for it is equally unlawful to command to do anything in which the law of nature or the will of God is violated. If, therefore, it should happen to anyone to be compelled to prefer one or the other, viz., to disregard...READ MORE