Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Decision
On June 26, 2015, The United States Supreme Court issued a decision which will likely have dangerous consequences for our nation, based on a fundamentally false view of human nature and love. This decision requires all states to recognize the validity of same-sex unions as if they were marriages.
But we know that “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27). God thus ordained marriage — the conjugal union of husband and wife — as the foundation of human society, and the proper place for the flourishing of human love and the procreation and nurturing of new human life (see also Genesis 2:18-25). Marriage as the conjugal union of man and woman has been understood in this way throughout human history, and human law has always recognized it, supported it, and encouraged it.
As the Family Life † Respect Life Office, we rededicate ourselves to proclaiming and promoting the original, authentic meaning of love and marriage. We are not deterred by the struggles which may lie ahead, but are confident that with the help of God and the work of many apostles of family life, our world will experience a new Pentecost for true love and marriage.