Bishop Malone's statement on same-sex marriage ruling

Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:05 am
Bishop of Buffalo

I am bitterly disappointed that the majority of justices of the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to overturn the definition of marriage, which has remained unchanged for more than two millennia.  Marriage is the lifelong exclusive union of one man and one woman, a font of unitive life and love as well as the foundation of a stable family and society.

Marriage is rooted in creation: God created marriage in the very same breath as He created the human person, and for the Catholic Church, that will not change.

It is my prayer that despite today's developments, we will embrace anew the truth, beauty and goodness of marriage as it has always been and always will be, between a man and a woman.  

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