Enter into the Suffering of Children
As Attacks on Marriage and Family Increase

Holy Father's Message Speaks to Our Mission
SAN FRANCISCO, April 21, 2011-- Forty days ago, we asked you to dedicate your Lent to marriage and family. During this Triduum, as we “ascend to the heights of Calvary” with Christ, let us join in his passion and death, and the hope and joy that come with his resurrection. Let us ask him for the grace to help us combat the forces that we are dealing with.

Delaware House legalizes gay civil unions;
Governor will sign

DOVER, Delaware, April 14, 2011 – House lawmakers in Delaware have enacted civil unions legislation that will give homosexual couples all of the legal benefits and obligations of marriage, except for the name.

Delaware poised to pass gay civil unions
DOVER, Delaware, April 14, 2011– Lawmakers in Delaware are poised to pass legislation that would give homosexual couples a marriage-like legal status that has everything but the name “marriage” attached to it.

Arkansas Supreme Court Overturns
Voter-passed Child Welfare Meassure
Banned Adoptions by Cohabitating Couple
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, April 7, 2011 – Arkansas’s state Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a voter-approved initiative passed in 2008 that forbade unmarried couples, including homosexuals, from adopting or fostering children.

Majority of Catholics Confused About Marriage
Support Same-Sex Unions

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 31, 2011 - Support for same-sex “marriage” and civil unions runs high among the Catholic population, even claiming the majority of Catholics who attend Mass weekly, according to a poll released this month.

Proposed Rulemaking Threatens
Faith-Based Participation in Fed Housing Programs

WASHINGTON (March 25, 2011)——The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has urged the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) not to adopt a proposed regulation that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected categories for which discrimination in HUD programs is prohibited.

Illinois gay civil unions may force
Catholic Charities out of adoptions
SPRINGFIELD, March 25, 2011 - Government officials in Illinois are reconsidering the Catholic Church’s involvement in adoptions after gay activists complained that the Church refuses to give up children to homosexual couples who have obtained a “civil union” under the new civil union law.

Interracial Marriage Bans Were About Eugenics,
Not Redefining Marriage
Claimed "Fundamental Right to Marry" is Bogus

People defending the reality of marriage often have difficulty responding to claims that excluding same-sex couples from marriage is similar to the bans on interracial marriage that were in place in some U.S. states as lated as 1967.  From the cases overturning those bans, those advocating for the redefinition of marriage alsofalsely claim that the courts established a fundamental right to marriage that applies to same-sex couples. What is going on is another attempt to confuse people about the redefinition of marriage, trying to claim discrimination against same-sex couples is similar to discrimination against interracial couples seeking marriage. This is a scurulous distortion and cover up of one of the most ugly eras in American history.

Catholics, Marriage and Race
Catholics Lead Effort to Overturn Bans on Interracial Marriage
Most Californians know that the Catholic bishops of California strongly supported Proposition 8 that restored the definition of marriage between a man and a woman in November 2008.  Most do not know that Catholics also strongly opposed race-based marriage laws and argued strongly for their abolition. The motives and logic of Catholics and their bishops have not changed.  Society arises from marriage. Marriage is a reality that unites a man and a woman with each other and any children born from their union. It is obvious on its face, that race is totally irrelevant to the reality of marriage.

Repeal DOMA Bills Introduced
in US House and Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 17, 2011 – U.S. House and Senate Democrats launched their own attack Wednesday against the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), filing legislation to repeal the 1996 federal statute, less than a week after House Republicans pledged to defend it in court.

Archbishop John Nienstedt on protecting the meaning of marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 17, 2011 -- In April 2010, Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, wrote a commentary on why Minnesotans should care about passing a Marriage Amendment that was published in the Star Tribune. It is posted here as an excellent example of how to present the issue about marriage in a very effective way. 

USCCB condemns ‘Catholic’ group
Misleads on Marriage and Homosexuality
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 16, 2011 – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) warned Catholics this week against the self-identified “Catholic” group New Ways Ministry’s position on [marriage and ] homosexuality.

Internationally Recognized Right
To Own Mother and Own Father

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Read how the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child recognizes the right that a child has to a mother and a father and how depriving the child is a violation of that right without just cause. See the wording below.

Administration DOMA Decision
Puts Children Second, Special Interests First

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 23, 2011 – On Wednesday, February 23, the Obama Administration announced that it would no longer defend Federal Law Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) because they contend it discriminates against gays and lesbians. Here is Catholics for the Common Good’s response:

UC Davis Rescinds Anti-Christian Policy
DAVIS, CA,  February 17, 2011— The University of California at Davis agreed Wednesday to either revise or eliminate its problematic definition of religious discrimination that characterized Christians as oppressors of non-Christians. The definition was the subject of a letter sent to UC-Davis by an Alliance Defense Fund allied attorney on behalf of more than 25 concerned students that same day.

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