Tag: Traditional Marriage
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.
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.”
“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.
A faithful, exclusive, lifelong union between a man and a woman
Amendment supporter offers best approaches to take in current debate
Good will and social acceptance of all persons does not logically require that the legal definition of marriage be changed for everyone.
Marriage is a natural and universal institution that unites a husband and wife and any children born from their union. It is not something that government creates or
The public debate over the definition of marriage received renewed attention this month as voters in North Carolina became the 31st state to approve a constitutional amendment upholding traditional marriage — an action followed a day later by President Barack Obama’s declaration during a nationally televised interview that he supports same-sex marriage.
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.