Did Archbishop Cupich blow an opportunity to defend traditional marriage?

Phil Lawler, of Catholic World News, thinks so.

A contributor to the Chicago Sun-Times reports that he had a friendly exchange with Archbishop Blaise Cupich on the topic of same-sex marriage, and reproduces large chunks of that exchange for his readers. Naturally the archbishop says that he does not support legal recognition of same-sex marriage. Yet columnist Neil Steinberg observes: “To me, everything the archbishop said, except for his conclusions, is an argument for gay marriage.”

That sounds absurd, doesn’t it? Yet if you read the entire column you may find yourself hard-pressed to cite evidence proving Steinberg wrong.

The archbishop “thinks” this or that, sounding an uncertain trumpet. Timid.

Later (much later): It’s not his job in such a case to say what he thinks but as teacher and upholder of Catholic doctrine (a little-used reference by all but traditionalist thinkers), he should telling us what’s what, authoritatively.

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  • Jim Bowman  On 05/26/2015 at 10:21 PM

    Reblogged this on Diary of a Catholic Reader.


  • Margaret  On 05/27/2015 at 6:54 AM

    Talk about not having the guts to speak plainly that sex outside of marriage is a mortal sin. Is he about saving souls for Heaven or not? Is it any wonder that Catholicism is dying before our eyes?

    Anyone who thinks that Pope Francis is on the side of traditional Catholics is living in a fantasy world. Of all the men he could have called to head this archdiocese, he had to pick this limp-wristed specimen.


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