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In wake of state amendment’s defeat, Church leaders say advocacy for marriage will continue

In wake of state amendment’s defeat, Church leaders say advocacy for marriage will continue

| November 7, 2012

The Minnesota Catholic Conference said it will promote and defend this “cornerstone social institution.”

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Beyond the yard signs

Beyond the yard signs

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | October 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

Catholics share how they are dialoging with others about the marriage amendment

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Marching for Mary and marriage

Marching for Mary and marriage

| October 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Archdiocesan Candlelight Rosary Procession

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Living with same-sex attraction

Living with same-sex attraction

| October 10, 2012

Five Catholics describe joys, struggles of embracing chastity

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Canadian panel members share their experience of same-sex marriage law

Canadian panel members share their experience of same-sex marriage law

| Barb Ernster | October 9, 2012 | 5 Comments

Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa, Ontario, and other Canadians led a panel discussion on the impact of the 2005 same-sex marriage law on parental and religious rights in Canada, and what a similar law could do to Minnesota if marriage is redefined.

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Running a marathon for marriage

Running a marathon for marriage

| September 27, 2012 | 5 Comments

On a cold Friday morning in February, Teresa McCarthy of Holy Family in St. Louis Park faced a dilemma. After attending Mass at the parish, someone asked her to join a group of women for coffee. The problem? “I gave up coffee on Fridays,” she said.

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Church leaders speak in defense of marriage

Church leaders speak in defense of marriage

| Barb Ernster | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Archbishop John Nienstedt joined 40 clergy and faith leaders on the steps of the State Capitol Sept. 18 in an ecumenical show of support for the Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment.

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Faithful citizens care about marriage because they care about poverty

Faithful citizens care about marriage because they care about poverty

| David Paul Deavel | September 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

I hear it a lot, from non-Catholics and even Catholics: “Why doesn’t the Church spend more time fighting poverty and less time telling people what kind of family is best? Quit spending time on an outdated ideal of marriage and feed the hungry, clothe the naked and take care of the sick.”

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What does the Church teach about Marriage?

What does the Church teach about Marriage?

| September 12, 2012 | 5 Comments

– Catholic marriage: Sacramental, communitarian and missionary
– What happens if marriage is redefined?
– Why is the marriage amendment necessary?

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Why do we need a marriage amendment?

Why do we need a marriage amendment?

| September 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

Q & A

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What happens if marriage is redefined?

What happens if marriage is redefined?

| September 12, 2012 | 6 Comments

When a court or legislature adopts a definition of marriage as the union of any two people regardless of gender, legal experts — on both sides of the marriage debate — agree that there will be important consequences for society. Scholars from some of the nation’s most respected law schools have written that the issue impacts a host of other issues, ranging from religious liberty, to individual expression of faith, to education and the professions.

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Sex and marriage: An expression of love  that is open to new life

Sex and marriage: An expression of love that is open to new life

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church, in its official teaching, has always taken a positive view of sexuality in marriage. Marital intercourse, says the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is “noble and honorable,” established by God so that “spouses should experience pleasure and enjoyment of body and spirit.”

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