Indiana’s bishops lament court decision on marriage
June 27, 2014
The bishops of Indiana have decried a federal court decision that struck down the state’s marriage law.
“The Church upholds the dignity and sanctity of marriage as a natural union established by God between one man and one woman, intended towards the establishment of a family in which children are born, raised, and nurtured,” the bishops said. “This is not simply a matter of belief. It is at the very heart of the nature of marriage. Thus, it is not within the power of any institution, religious or secular, to redefine marriage since it is God who is its author.”
The decision “to redefine the institution of marriage as an emotional partnership between two consenting adults regardless of gender ignores this fundamental and natural truth of marriage and opens its definition to the whims of public opinion,” they added.
- Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Indiana (Archdiocese of Indianapolis)
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