Abp. Cordileone on gay ‘marriage’: ‘How can we do this to our children?’

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone serves his Church in one of the most homosexual-friendly locales on earth – San Francisco – but that hasn’t stopped him from speaking out against same-sex “marriage.” He recently spoke at the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., and in a widely circulated interview with USA Today, the archbishop made the case for traditional marriage.

In that interview he emphasized that marriage is ordered primarily toward the raising of children by their mother and father, the basic building block of civilized society.

“A society that is careless about getting fathers and mothers together to raise their children in one loving family is causing enormous heartache,” Abp. Cordileone told the paper. “To legalize marriage between two people of the same sex would enshrine in the law the principle that mothers and fathers are interchangeable or irrelevant, and that marriage is essentially an institution about adults, not children; marriage would mean nothing more than giving adults recognition and benefits in their most significant relationship.”