COURTESY OF CRUX
ROME – Italian fashion designer moguls Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are no strangers to criticism. In late February, the duo made the family the star of their runway, staying true to their Italian roots in family, femininity, and religion.
Dolce said…..“I believe that one cannot have everything in life, if it’s not there it means it’s not meant to be. It’s important to deprive oneself of something,” and continued, “Life has a natural path, there are some things that should not be changed. And one of these is family.”
When two prominent media and fashion moguls speak about their lived experiences, it resonates strongly. Dolce & Gabbana have stood up against a growing hatred for the “NO”voters on same sex marriage.
Kudos to Dolce & Gabbana for speaking the truth and the reality that some people don’t wish to hear or care about, but we do…
Jesus instituted the family as the safest and best way for children to live and learn and for the growth of strong communities – in an environment supported by a husband and a wife, a mother and a father. Boys learn to be men by the examples set by their fathers and girls learn to be girls by the examples set by their mothers. The two complement each other. I understand that this is not always the reality and substituting with suitable people of moral character and of both gender, can benefit and prosper the family.
Some people are misrepresenting the words of Jesus, saying that love is love and that Jesus would approve of same sex marriage. I think not, when we follow man made laws we either do or don’t, there is no inbetween, same with the law of God.
The Synoptic Gospels attribute the following quote to Jesus: “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters” (Matthew 12:30), as well as its contrapositive, “Whoever is not against us is for us” (Luke 9:50; Mark 9:40).
Prayer In Defense Of Marriage
(Courtesy of the United Conference of Catholic Bishops)
The love of husband and wife enriches your Church with children,
fills the world with a multitude of spiritual fruitfulness and service,
and is the sign of the love of your Son, Jesus Christ, for his Church.
The grace of Jesus flowed forth at Cana at the
request of the Blessed Mother. May your Son,
through the intercession of Mary, pour out upon us
a new measure of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
as we join with all people of good will
to promote and protect the unique beauty of marriage.
May your Holy Spirit enlighten our society
to treasure the heroic love of husband and wife,
and guide our leaders to sustain and protect
the singular place of mothers and fathers
in the lives of their children.
Father, we ask that our prayers
be joined to those of the Virgin Mary,
that your Word may transform our service
so as to safeguard the incomparable splendor of marriage.
We ask all these things through Christ our Lord,
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.