In response to the November 6 statewide referenda results in Washington State, Minnesota, Maryland, and Maine regarding marriage, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, called for renewed efforts to strengthen and protect marriage and family life and expressed gratitude to marriage protection supporters.
In response to a decision on October 18 by a divided federal appeals court panel to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, issued the following comment expressing disappointment over the ruling.
Administration’s decision to abandon DOMA was ‘lapse in judgment’ House must join litigation fully to ‘defend true meaning of marriage’ WASHINGTON (March 4, 2011)-Leaders of Catholic, Protestant and Sikh communities of faith-together representing tens of millions of adherents-joined together to urge the U.S. House of Representatives to fight for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) [...]
Fact sheet by the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities. Click here to print as a PDF. Click here for Spanish PDF version. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that [...]