U.S. Bishops Respond to News that the Supreme Court Will Discuss Same-Sex “Marriage”

On Friday, January 16, the U. S. Supreme Court agreed to consider whether marriage between two individuals of the same sex should be legal in all fifty states.  The Justices will review a November 2014 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which upheld the constitutionality of marriage laws in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.That same day, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for th … [Read more...]

Today is “Divorce Day”? No, Please–Keep Trying!

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I was driving in the car when I heard this from a newscaster:  Today, January 2, is known in  the legal profession and among relationship counselors as "Divorce Day."This day, according to some, is the perfect time to end a marriage that's gone sour.  That's because it's the day when couples in a troubled relationship are most likely to call it quits.  One news source reports: According to experts, after months, or even years, of thinking about it, the tension of a fraught Christmas is often … [Read more...]

No Surprise Here! Vatican Conference Ends With Affirmation of Marriage

The Vatican's three-day colloquium on The Complementarity of Man and Woman in Marriage has ended today, not surprisingly, with an affirmation of marriage.What WAS surprising--at least to me--was the pure poetry of the closing statement.   Participants listened to a reading of "A New Affirmation of Marriage"--which explained why wedding celebrations are joyful.  The statement, along with additional information about the conference, can be accessed at the website; but for your convenience, I've … [Read more...]