November 18, 2013

Positivity: Archbishop highlights education to strengthen marriage

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Baltimore:

Nov 15, 2013 / 12:07 am

The U.S. bishops’ chairman on defense of marriage issues encouraged continued efforts to strengthen the institution of marriage, which is rooted in biology and is crucial for the health of society.

“(S)trengthening a marriage culture serves the common good of our country,” said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, who heads the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.

In a recent update to his fellow bishops on the U.S. Church’s efforts in defense of marriage, he emphasized the need to educate the faithful and general public on the reason behind Catholic teaching on marriage.

“We are no doubt at a critical point in this country when it comes to the promotion and defense of marriage in the law,” he warned.

Archbishop Cordileone suggested that in explaining the Church’s reasoning on marriage, it can be helpful to “begin with biology” and build out the argument from there.

“Every child comes from a man and a woman. That’s a biological fact,” he noted. “Do we need an institution that unites the child to the man and the woman that brought them into the world or not? If we do, then it’s marriage, because there’s no other institution that does that.” …

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