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Archbishop: Court’s decision to hear marriage cases is ‘significant moment’ for nation

Catholic World News - December 10, 2012

The United States Supreme Court has decided to hear two cases involving the constitutionality of the definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

“The US Supreme Court's decision to hear these cases is a significant moment for our nation,” said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the US bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. “I pray the Court will affirm the fact that the institution of marriage, which is as old as humanity and written in our very nature, is the union of one man and one woman.”

“Marriage is the foundation of a just society, as it protects the most vulnerable among us, children,” he continued. “It is the only institution that unites children with their mothers and fathers together. We pray for the Court, that its deliberations may be guided by truth and justice so as to uphold marriage's true meaning and purpose.”

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  • Posted by: unum - Dec. 10, 2012 6:56 PM ET USA

    This decision by SCOTUS will either affirm the principle of God-given rights expressed in our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, or it will change the course of our nation and our hopes for the future. We will find out if real Catholics make up a majority of the SCOTUS, or if the integrity ofthis venerable institution has been eroded by CINO's like the Congress.

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