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Archbishop of US military ordinariate issues blunt warning against attacks on DOMA

Catholic World News - September 23, 2011

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who head the US military ordinariate, has joined New York’s Archbishop Timothy Dolan in calling upon President Obama to “call off his administration’s attack on the constitutionality of the 1997 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as between one man and one woman.”

The effort to overturn DOMA, Archbishop Broglio charged, is an effort “to subvert the clear will of the majority” in the US. He pointed out that DOMA was passed by a solid and bipartisan majority in Congress, and similar legislation has been approved in 29 American states. “Anywhere that the people have been allowed to decide,” the archbishop observed, “marriage has been reaffirmed as that union made clear by nature itself.”

“As a nation we walk down a dangerous path when appointed officials are allowed to arrogate to themselves the right to call bigotry whatever does not correspond to their agenda,” Archbishop Broglio warned.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Sep. 23, 2011 7:18 PM ET USA

    This administration knows best, just ask them. The people having a voice, what's that? The administration lamented that big business ran the government before they were elected, who runs things now? A very few special interest groups who are intent on having things their way before the people have another chance to change things, because they surely will.

  • Posted by: Cornelius - Sep. 23, 2011 5:08 PM ET USA

    Quick, someone send this to Admiral Mullen, who's a Catholic (I used to see him at Mass at the Pentagon), yet who seems to have no problem ignoring the Archbishop of the Military Services.

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