Tag: same-sex marriage

Marriage amendment not about ‘fringe’ politics, hate

Marriage amendment not about ‘fringe’ politics, hate

| May 11, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Minnesota Independent noted in a recent article that newspapers throughout the state are coming out against a bill seeking to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. No editorial boards, it said, are supportive of the amendment.

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Redefining marriage will redefine parenthood, marriage expert says

Redefining marriage will redefine parenthood, marriage expert says

Love is a wonderful thing, says Jennifer Roback Morse. But there’s no compelling reason for the government to register the simple fact that people love each other. It serves no essential public purpose.

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Marriage amendment moves forward in Senate; Catholic bishops testify in favor

Marriage amendment moves forward in Senate; Catholic bishops testify in favor

The Senate approved a bill, in a 38-27 vote, May 11 that takes one more step toward a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman in Minnesota.

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Marriage amendment proposal introduced

Marriage amendment proposal introduced

| April 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

A proposal was to be introduced in the Minnesota Senate April 26 that, if passed by both state houses, would place a constitutional amendment regarding marriage on the ballot in November 2012.

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Marriage catechesis remains archdiocesan priority in wake of DVD controversy

Marriage catechesis remains archdiocesan priority in wake of DVD controversy

| November 4, 2010 | 1 Comment

It’s been six weeks since the Minnesota bishops mailed 400,000 DVDs to Minnesota Catholics opposing same-sex marriage.

The mailing, which explained the church’s teaching on marriage and urged Catholics to support an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman, received praise as well as criticism.

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Town hall-style meeting Oct. 27 to address church’s teaching on marriage

Town hall-style meeting Oct. 27 to address church’s teaching on marriage

| October 15, 2010 | 0 Comments

Two archdiocesan priests will address Catholics’ questions about the church’s teaching on marriage and family Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton.

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Minnesota bishops issue brief catechesis on marriage

Minnesota bishops issue brief catechesis on marriage

| October 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

The following catechetical statement and an accompanying summary statement on marriage were issued Sept. 22 by Minnesota’s Catholic bishops. The documents’ release follows the bishops’ recent statewide marriage initiative in which they sent a letter and DVD to Catholics on the topic of protecting traditional marriage. We, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota, believe it is […]

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Answers to questions on ‘Preserving Marriage’ initiative

Answers to questions on ‘Preserving Marriage’ initiative

| Dennis McGrath | October 7, 2010

After taking phone calls protesting the Minnesota Bis­hops’ creation of the DVD “Pre­serving Marriage in Minnesota” and reading many e-mails, there are common presumptions that are repeated again and again, which are simply not accurate.

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Catechism, not politics, guides bishops on marriage

Catechism, not politics, guides bishops on marriage

| October 6, 2010 | 6 Comments

The bishops have every right to enter public policy discussions, as they have for a very long time on both the state and national levels.

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Protecting traditional marriage is focus of state bishops’ initiative

Protecting traditional marriage is focus of state bishops’ initiative

| September 23, 2010

“As the chief pastor of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, I am writing to let you know of an important development that, if suc­cessful, will pro­foundly im­pact families throughout Min­nesota,” Arch­bishop John Nienstedt wrote in a letter to Cath­olics in the archdiocese. “That is, the or­gan­ized effort to re­define marriage in our state.”

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