Tag Archives: Defense of Marriage

Archbp. Cordileone on AG Eric Holder’s attack on definition of marriage

From the site of the USCCB:

General Holder Acts Contrary to Supreme Court Decision
By Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone
Last week Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government will recognize so-called “marriages” performed in Utah between persons of the same sex … Continue reading

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Bp. Paprocki on Illinois’ absurd “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act”

His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, wrote a letter to be read in parishes or put in parish bulletins this weekend. The letter concerns the absurdly titled “The Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act”. … Continue reading

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U.S. Bishops call for project of prayer, fasting to begin 30 DECEMBER to defend Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty – FR Z POLL

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Did you know that the Bishops of these United States of America have asked for Catholics to pray, fast and abstain on Fridays, and take part in a holy hour each month?
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Archbp. Nienstedt and the Marriage Amendment in Minnesota

Minnesota is ground zero right now for defense of true marriage.
The Church and right thinking people (in the matter of marriage) have a steep hill to ascend.  The mainstream media is in control of the “topics” (a technical term from … Continue reading

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Homosexuals recruit volunteers nationally to go to Minnesota as protesters

Minnesota is ground-zero for defense of true marriage this year.
I predicted that as election day in November 2012 drew nearer, the battle over the defense-of-marriage amendment in Minnesota would get as weird as the legislative battle last year in Madison, … Continue reading

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Washington state: Bishop warned by state over defense of marriage campaign

A while back I posted: Are we witnessing the establishment of a “state religion”?
From the site of CNBC:
Washington state Catholic bishop warned over anti-gay marriage campaign
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) – Washington state regulators have warned a Roman Catholic bishop that his … Continue reading

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Dems will include same-sex “marriage” plank in their platform at convention

Are you a Catholic who voted for The First Gay President?
Think again.
From Politico:
Democrats are set to include a pro-gay marriage plank in their convention platform for the first time in history, party sources confirm to POLITICO. The language was approved … Continue reading

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In Minnesota: Marriage Amendment Supporters Lead Among Likely Voters

At a conference not long ago, I learned that, in Minnesota, only 2% of those polled were undecided.  That means everything hinges on voter turn out.
Now this comes from KSTP:
SurveyUSA/KSTP Poll: Marriage Amendment Supporters Lead Among Likely Voters
A new SurveyUSA/KSTP … Continue reading

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Minnesotans! ACTION ITEM! Minnesota Catholic Conference asks help.

An ACTION ITEM in defense of true marriage.
I received this:
If you can help them do this, it is very important that you do.  The results of the polling will give them a good list of people to make sure to … Continue reading

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Southern Baptists: Same-sex “rights” are NOT the same as civil rights

On all sides we hear from those who want to condone same-sex relationships as “marriage” that denial of marriage to same-sex couples is like denial of restaurant service to blacks in 1950’s Alabama.
Do not be suckered into accepting that premise. 
Same-sex … Continue reading

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Defending True Marriage

Dr. Jennifer Morse – whose acquaintance I renewed during Acton University last week –  has been doing good work at the Ruth Institute to defend true marriage.  Not too long ago, I visited a parish which had their pamphlet listing 77 … Continue reading

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Fishwrap’s Sr. Maureen Fiedler uses her ruler on those pesky Wisconsin Bishops!

Readers want me to fisk one of our favorite contributors to the National Catholic Fishwrap, the perennial Sr. Maureen Fiedler.   Alas, I two tags for Sister, the other is here.
This week Sister has knuckle-slapped the Bishops of Wisconsin for … Continue reading

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Our personal convictions must translate into action in the public square.

London is decorated for the Queen’s 60th Jubilee.
Apart from the decorations and public ceremonies, two things which will stand out from the observance of these 60 years.
First, yesterday at the Brompton Oratory after the principle Mass, celebrated for the Queen’s … Continue reading

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Bp. Davies (D. Shrewsbury) defends marriage: politicians who give lips service to the family must now act

Pres. Obama, The First Gay President, is not the only one undermining our first freedoms.
We have been keeping an eye His Excellency Most Rev. Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury (south of the River Mersey next to Liverpool, the southern parts … Continue reading

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Timothy Card. Dolan, President of the USCCB, reacts to Pres. Obama’s endorsement of unnatural unions

Timothy Card. Dolan, President of the USCCB on Pres. Obama’s endorsement of unnatural unions as if they were marriage.
From the site of the USCCB with my emphases:
Cardinal Dolan: President Obama’s Remarks On Marriage ‘Deeply Saddening’
May 9, 2012
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of … Continue reading

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A Defense of Marriage Minute: Minnesota Style

In Minnesota an amendment to the state constitution has been proposed which would define and defend proper and true marriage.  When the weather warms up again watch for St. Paul, Minnesota to become ground zero for this … Continue reading

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Archbp. Nienstedt and MN bishops defend marriage, work to overcome opposition – even from priests.

A week or so ago I posted about Archbishop John Nienstedt’s (St. Paul and Minneapolis) initiative to promote a defense of true and natural marriage in an amendment to the State Constitution of Minnesota. His Excellency indicated to the … Continue reading

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Alan Colmes remarks about Rick Santorum’s child; Santorum’s remarks about marriage

I watched a segment on Hannity’s show tonight (between plays) and candidate Rick Santorum was on. He explained the death of his newborn child, which became a point of – I am not making this up – mockery from … Continue reading

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Catholic League on Minnesota Marriage Amendment, Archbp. Nienstedt

As I understand it, two states have defense of marriage amendments for their state constitutions up for a vote in 2012: North Carolina and Minnesota.  As I understand it, the amendment to defend true and natural marriage will not be … Continue reading

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Minnesota Bishops ask parishes to create grass-roots committees in defense of marriage

In my native place, Minnesota, the Catholic Bishops have banded together in a defense of true marriage against a redefinition of marriage to include something unnatural.  Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  They are working together to support passage of … Continue reading

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