Tag: Traditional Marriage

Bishops hear report on church’s ongoing efforts to defend marriage

Bishops hear report on church’s ongoing efforts to defend marriage

| Jennifer Brinker | June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

As the institution of marriage faces unprecedented challenges, the Catholic Church continues to promote and defend marriage as being between one man and one woman, said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco.

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Dublin archbishop: Church needs ‘reality check’ after marriage vote

Dublin archbishop: Church needs ‘reality check’ after marriage vote

| CNS photo/Cathal McNaughton, Reuters | May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ireland was the first country in the world to put same-sex marriage to a popular vote and the May 22 poll was backed by 62 percent of the population. Same-sex marriage is now a constitutional right in Ireland.

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Advocates on either side of marriage case make presence felt

Advocates on either side of marriage case make presence felt

| Mark Pattison | April 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Outside the U.S. Supreme Court building April 28 for arguments on several same-sex marriage cases, hundreds of advocates on either side of the issue milled about, looking for a place to stake a claim for their viewpoint in the public square.

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Number of states legalizing same-sex marriage doubles in 2014

Number of states legalizing same-sex marriage doubles in 2014

| Tom Tracy | December 29, 2014 | 16 Comments

The year 2014 saw the number of U.S. states recognizing same-sex marriages nearly double over the previous year — an expansion so profound it had some clergy wondering if they should perform any civil marriages at all.

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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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Catholic marriage: Revealing Christ, building community and reaching out to others

Catholic marriage: Revealing Christ, building community and reaching out to others

| JoAnn Heaney-Hunter | September 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

“Spirituality” is a way to live out one’s religious beliefs. A spirituality of marriage, therefore, is a way to help husbands and wives live out the vocation of marriage in light of faith. Catholic marriage has a distinctive spirituality that is sacramental, communitarian and missionary.

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A faithful, exclusive, lifelong union between a man and a woman

A faithful, exclusive, lifelong union between a man and a woman

| September 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

A faithful, exclusive, lifelong union between a man and a woman

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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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