27th Sunday in Ordinary
Time, Year B, October 2nd-3rd A Marriage Morning of Reflection
reflected a lot on the centrality of Marriage to a civilization.
Leo XIII, in
his encyclical titled “On Socialism” states that the foundation of a society
rests first of all in the indissoluble union of man and wife. We can also see the centrality of marriage
looking at the teaching of those who hate the notion of marriage and have made
it their project to tear marriage apart.
was the author of “Sexual Politics”, published in 1970. There she decried the patriarchy of the
monogamous nuclear family. Her sister
Mallory recounts attending a meeting with Kate Millet and her communist
at a large table as the chairperson opened the meeting with a back and forth
recitation, like a litany, a type of prayer done in the Catholic Church. But now it was Marxism, the Church of the
Left, mimicking religious practice:
“Why are we
here today?” Kate asked. “To make
revolution” they answered. “What kind of
revolution?” Kate replied. “The cultural
revolution,” they chanted. “And how do
we make Cultural Revolution?” Kate demanded.
“By destroying the American family!” they answered. “How do we destroy the family?” Kate came
back. “By destroying the American
Patriarch” they cried exuberantly. “And
how do we destroy the American Patriarch?” she replied. “By taking away his power!” they said. “How do we do that?” Kate asked. “By destroying monogamy!” they shouted. “How do we destroy monogamy?” Kate asked.
“By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexual acts!”
they resounded” (The Devil and Karl Marx, by Paul Kengor, pg. 366)
of railing against the evils of divorce, I would like to actually do something
about strengthening marriages. Besides,
if you are here, you are likely not the people that need to hear about the
importance of marriage and family.
When I first
came to Annunciation, but before I was assigned to Saint Paul’s, I brought out
a friend Dr. Eric Gudan to give a morning of reflection on marriage. It was offered to single people, people
preparing for marriage, and also to married couples. I am doing that again. I have been communicating with Dr. Gudan, and
he has committed to coming sometime in November or early December. I will get that date out to you as soon as it
is nailed down. Everyone who attended
his talks and exercises 8 years ago found them extremely entertaining and
I am also
offering a $200 gift to card to St. Elmo’s to one lucky couple or single person
who attends. Breakfast from Panera will
be provided at St. Paul starting at 8:30 am.
Again, marriage is under attack, and we all probably already know
that. Let’s work on our marriage, or make
ourselves a better spouse even before we get married. What God has joined together, may no man break