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Prelates rue recent court decisions on marriage

July 29, 2014

Prelates around the country have criticized recent court rulings declaring that the definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman is unconstitutional.

“Recent court decisions on marriage in no way deter our efforts to promote the truth about marriage – a truth that no court decision can ever undo,” said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.

“Every child has a father and a mother,” he added. “No law can change that. Well-ordered societies organize themselves around this natural truth for their own well-being and flourishing; when the institutions of a society turn away from this truth, disorder enters in with consequential serious social costs-- already evident in our own society, marked as it is by the devastating effects of family fragmentation.”


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  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Jul. 29, 2014 7:10 PM ET USA

    If only Archbishop Cordileone's brave voice was not so rare among U.S. bishops!