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Editorial: Same-gender marriage weakens family, society




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July 3, 2013 | 1,247 views | 3 comments

By Archbishop Gustavo Garcia- Siller

The decisions made by the U.S. Supreme Court concerning same-gender marriage, I believe weaken the family and negatively impact our society. I support the statement issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), marking this as a “Tragic day for marriage and our nation.” This characterization reflects the seriousness and sadness we feel in response to the court’s striking down, in part, the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and refusing to hear the California Proposition 8 appeal.

I join with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the USCCB, in declaring that “The court got it wrong” as it ignored that marriage is a sacred institution defined by the unique union of one man and one woman. The court’s decision does not in any way change the Catholic Church’s fundamental teaching about marriage or its celebration of the sacrament of matrimony. This truth is reflected in the long-standing values of the people of the state of Texas that acknowledges the definition of marriage as fundamental to the common good.

I feel that this decision shows their lack of understanding that the sanctity of the marriage bond between a man and a woman is critical to the health of the family and the whole society.

In the words of Cardinal Dolan, “Marriage is the only institution that brings together a man and a woman for life, providing any child who comes from their union with the secure foundation of a mother and father.”

Though the legal ramifications are not fully known, we Catholics, and those who join us in support of God’s eternal truth, must do all that is necessary to strengthen the institution of marriage.

Archbishop Gustavo Garc’a-Siller serves as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
 

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 10, 2013 7:00am
 
The born out of wedlock rate in the US is around 48 percent. The divorce rate for first marriages in the US is about 41 percent and rises to 60 percent for second marriage and around 73 percent for third marriages. 29 percent ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
July 9, 2013 3:08pm
 
Well Pub I guess the ol' Arch ain't gonna answer ya. Quit askin embarressin questions. In this part of the country the Church is goin to support amnesty. You know it and I know it. Rule of law goes out the window when the rule ... More ›

 
Publius Valerius Publicola  
Rome, Tx.  
July 3, 2013 11:46am
 
I am glad the bishops are speaking out in defense of traditional marriage. Now if they would speak out in support of traditional constitutional law in the United States I would be very happy. Too often the Catholic church gets ... More ›

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