Religion: Scandal to the World

Once divorce has been allowed, there will be no sufficient means of keeping it in check within any definite bounds. Great is the force of example; greater still is that of lust. . . .—Pope Leo XIII (1880).

Oh, if only your country had come to know from the experience of others rather than from examples at home of the accumulation of ill which derive from the plague of divorce.—Pope Pius XII (1939).

With these two excerpts the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. last week officially showed its displeasure with the recent six-to-two decision of the U.S. Supreme Court ordering all States...

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