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US bishops release video in defense of marriage

June 16, 2011

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage has released “Made for Life,” a video in defense of marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

The subcommittee is led by Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, a leading force behind the 2008 passage of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that recognized marriage as the union of a man and a woman.


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  • Posted by: unum - Jun. 17, 2011 7:17 AM ET USA

    Mr. Worthngton has made a valid point. The USCCB advocated a "consistent ethic of life" which caused me to reevaluate my thinking on capital punishment. Perhaps a "consistent ethic of marriage" would help Catholics understand that God's plan includes stable families formed by heterosexual couples for a reason. As it is the USCCB has been defined a anti-homosexual by the media and their message on DOMA is not being heard.

  • Posted by: pauljworthington637024 - Jun. 16, 2011 9:53 AM ET USA

    It's all well & good that the Bishops will address homosexual marriage. When will they clamp down on the annulment factories that most of the dioceses have set up? Heterosexual marriage has been under attack with no fault divorce since the 70's. It has destroyed the black community, while causing gov't to now act as daddy to the fatherless. Divorce is also a contagion, giving plaintiffs a warm & fuzzy feeling while destroying his or her family, & causing great suffering to the kids. Man up!