Tag: Marriage amendment

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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Conscience and the marriage amendment

Conscience and the marriage amendment

| Jason Adkins | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Since the Minnesota marriage amendment was placed on the ballot last year, and even before that, the Catholic Church in Minnesota has been educating Catholics about what marriage is, why it is important and the challenges all of society will likely face if it 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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Events aim to communicate fundamental ‘yes’ of Gospel

Events aim to communicate fundamental ‘yes’ of Gospel

| Father John Paul Erickson | September 13, 2012 | 1 Comment

Like all vocations, which it surely is, marriage is demanding and requires self-mastery if it is to blossom into the full image of God’s love for his church. It also requires an acknowledgment that marriage is not ours to define, but rather a gift to receive and to cherish as it has been given by God.

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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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Marriage: Speaking the truth with love

Marriage: Speaking the truth with love

| August 30, 2012

What we do and say in the coming months will matter greatly

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Talking about the marriage amendment with family, friends

Talking about the marriage amendment with family, friends

| Barb Ernster for The Catholic Spirit | August 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Amendment supporter offers best approaches to take in current debate

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Conscience and the ‘both-and’ of the marriage amendment

Conscience and the ‘both-and’ of the marriage amendment

| Father Tom Knoblach | July 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Good will and social acceptance of all persons does not logically require that the legal definition of marriage be changed for everyone.

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Celebrating World Marriage Day

Celebrating World Marriage Day

| February 2, 2012

It is my hope that priests and deacons will use the Sunday liturgies that day to speak about this sacrament

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Archdiocese reports financial support for marriage amendment

Archdiocese reports financial support for marriage amendment

| February 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis provided $650,000 in 2011 to the Minnesota Catholic Conference for that organization’s activities in support of a constitutional amendment on the ballot this fall defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

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Minnesota court ruling allows same-sex marriage lawsuit to proceed

Minnesota court ruling allows same-sex marriage lawsuit to proceed

| January 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

A lawsuit by three same-sex couples seeking to invalidate Minnesota’s definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman was sent back to Hennepin County District Court after the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Jan. 23 that the lower court improperly dismissed the case.

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