The Minnesota Catholic Conference said it will promote and defend this “cornerstone social institution.”
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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.
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.
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.
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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Good will and social acceptance of all persons does not logically require that the legal definition of marriage be changed for everyone.
It is my hope that priests and deacons will use the Sunday liturgies that day to speak about this sacrament
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.
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.