defense of marriage

THE CATHOLIC DIFFERENCE | The Church and the "New Normal"

George Weigel

In the wake of the Supreme Court's marriage decision, these sober thoughts occur:

(1) The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has rendered a decision that puts the Court at odds with the Constitution, with reason, and with biblical religion.

Editorial | What do we say about marriage now?

"The decision issued today by the Supreme Court to effectively change the legal definition of marriage in the United States does not alter the unassailable truth that marriage is, and always will be, the life-long, life-giving union of one man and one woman."

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson

Analyzing marriage ruling's implications will take time, say Church officials

WASHINGTON -- Analyzing the ramifications of the June 26 same-sex marriage ruling for the Catholic Church at the national, state and local levels will take time, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.

It has implications for "hundreds, if not thousands" of laws at all levels, and there is "a difficult road ahead for people of faith," he said.

Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

WASHINGTON -- In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide.

"The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality," wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy for the 5-4 majority. "This is true for all persons, whatever their sexual orientation."

Archbishop Cordileone: Responding to same-sex marriage must be done with “truth and compassion”

As the institution of marriage faces unprecedented challenges, the Catholic Church continues to promote and defend marriage as being between one man and one woman, said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.

As chairman of the bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, Archbishop Cordileone gave bishops at the Spring General Assembly an update prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage.

Editorial | Sharing truth with compassion

Come the end of this month, the nation likely will witness a redefinition of marriage.

Same-sex marriage already has become a part of our culture. According to Gallup, there are approximately 400,000 same-sex married couples in the United States. That number is expected to grow exponentially if the U.S. Supreme Court decides that same-sex marriage should be made legal nationwide.

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