Catholic Action for Faith and Family Founder and President, Thomas McKenna, appeared on San Diego UT-TV to discuss the issue of the Supreme Court and same sex “marriage.” Please keep in mind that those seeking a redefinition of marriage are arguing not only against established legal precedent but also the view of the enlightened men [...]
Truth is clear. Wanting children to be connected to a mother and father discriminates against no one. Every child has a father and a mother, and either you support the only institution that connects a child with their father and mother or you don’t. Adoption, by a mother and father, mirrors the natural union of a mother and father and provides a balanced, happy alternative for when a child may not be reared by their biological parents.
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.
Bishop Kagan is the ordinary of Bismarck, North Dakota and is serving as the apostolic administrator of Fargo while the see is vacant. As part of his role, Bishop Kagan issued the letter asking parishioners “to vote as a Catholic citizen with a properly formed Catholic conscience.” Bishop Kagan wrote that the teachings of the [...]
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.
Today’s decision by a federal district court in Nebraska to dismiss one of the many pending lawsuits against the HHS abortion-drug, contraception and sterilization mandate is unfortunate (and in one respect, seriously mistaken). But the decision turns on technicalities and doesn’t decide the merits of the dispute. Bear this context in mind if you should hear anyone trumpeting this decision as some sort of “victory” for the federal government on the religious-liberty questions at the heart of the HHS mandate litigation. It’s nothing of the sort.
On the eve of what the U.S. Catholic Bishops have called Fortnight for Freedom, over 300 people gathered at San Diego’s historic Mission de Acala to pray and rally for the protection of religious freedom. San Diego’s Coadjuter Bishop, Bishop Cirilo Flores, and president and founder of Catholic Action for Faith and Family, Thomas McKenna, [...]
Archbishop William Lori stressed the importance of laity involvement in efforts to defend religious freedom from the ongoing threats in the U.S. His remarks were made recently at the 2012 National Religious Freedom award dinner: “It’s important, of course, for bishops to be teachers and leaders.” But “it is crucial for lay men and women, [...]
Cardinal Burke addresses why a Catholic employer cannot, and should not be expected to, provide health care insurance that includes contraception and sterilization. He explains how this would be not only material cooperation in the sin, but also formal cooperation and for that reason there is no way to justify this implementation.