CHICAGO — Cardinal Francis George and the six auxiliary bishops of Chicago have warned that a proposal to recognize homosexual “marriage” in Illinois is against the common good and will force Illinoisans to “pretend to accept something that is contrary to the common sense of the human race.”
“Civil laws that establish same-sex 'marriage’ create a legal fiction. The state has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible,” the bishops said in a Jan. 1 letter.
Cardinal George has sent the letter to every priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago, asking that the letter be distributed in parish bulletins this weekend.
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