Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Archbishop compares gay marriage to abortion on eve of Roe v. Wade

Catholic World News - November 17, 2010

Addressing his brother bishops on November 15, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, chairman of the US bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage, compared the legal climate surrounding same-sex marriage today to the climate surrounding abortion on the eve of Roe v. Wade.

“In our nation we find ourselves at a moment of great opportunity but also great consequence,” he said. “The urgency of our priority to promote, protect and strengthen marriage has not abated.”

“So, in a sense, today is like 1970 for marriage,” he added. “If, in 1970, you knew that Roe v. Wade were coming in two or three years, what would you have done differently?”

The day following his remarks, Archbishop Kurtz was elected vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($18,914 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,086.48
54% 46%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Nov. 18, 2010 11:04 AM ET USA

    Good for Archbishop Kurtz!

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - 19 hours ago
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - 19 hours ago