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Letter: The Catholic Church 
is not a democracy

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 7:05 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I would like to make the following response to the “A spirit of inclusion” letter, which was from Mr. Patrick McNulty and ran in the Jan. 9 edition of the Kane County Chronicle.

As a Catholic, I am saddened by your stance regarding this issue, while calling yourself a Catholic. You have fallen into the trap of relativism.

The Catholic Church is not a democracy, nor is it a human enterprise. It is the church founded by Jesus Christ, and its bishops are the direct successors of the apostles.

As Catholics, we rely on the sacred scripture, tradition and the teaching authority of the church to properly form our conscience. A good place to start with regarding same sex marriage is in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2357.

We trust the church because we trust God. It is His church, not ours.

Matthew Sawyer


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