US Bishops on Marriage and Same-Sex Unions
Marriage Only Between One Man and One Woman

What is marriage? Why can it exist only between a man and a woman? Why is it important for the society to keep it exclusively as a union between a man and a woman? Now is a good time to look at the answers to these and other related questions provided by the US Bishops.

Connecticut Bishops Protest Legalization of Same-Sex "Marriage"
HARTFORD, Connecticut, October 12, 2008 --Prelates from Connecticut lamented what they called a situation of just four people choosing to redefine the institution of marriage for their whole state.

Bishop Soto Speaks Out in Support of Marriage and Prop 8
The teaching of the Church regarding the sacred dignity of human sexuality is not a rebuke but an invitation to love as God loves us.  The Church’s firm support of Proposition 8 is not a rebuke against homosexuals but a heartfelt affirmation of the nature of the marriage covenant between a man and a woman.  We hope and pray that all people, including our brothers and sisters who are homosexuals, will see the reasonableness of our position and the sincerity of our love for them.

CA Court of Appeal Reverses Decision on Homeschooling
Parents Have the Right to Homeschool Their Children

LOS ANGELES, August 12, 2008-- The California Court of Appeal decided that parents are allowed to homeschool their children according to the CA Education Code. This overturned the previous ruling of the court which banned hoomeschooling in California.

Defense of Marriage -- A Crime in Canada
Priest Cleared but Others Fined
Accused of Exposing Homosexuals to Hatred
TORONTO, JULY 8, 2008 -- The Canadian Human Rights Commission has closed its case against Father Alphonse de Valk, the editor and publisher of Catholic Insight magazine [but not before leaving the priest with $20,000 of legal bills]. What was the basis of the charge? The Catechism?

The Lay Catholics' Moment on Marriage
"Help Them with Prayer"
Now is the moment for the sleeping giant of the Catholic laity to step up, with the grace and power of the Holy Spirit, and be the salt, light and leaven God wants with regard to the gift of marriage God has given us. 

How California Court Undermined Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2008 -- The law serves as a moral compass for cultural values. If showing preference for unions of men and women is bigotry in the eyes of the law, it will also become bigotry in the eyes of society.

Most Rev. Allen Vigneron, Bishop of Oakland, Episcopal Advisor to Catholics for the Common Good

A Pastoral Statement on The CA Marriage Ruling
Beautiful Guidance from Bishop Vigneron of Oakland

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2008 -- This past weekend the Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Bishop of Oakland, asked his priests to read a brief pastoral message at Masses regarding the California Supreme Court same-sex "marriage" ruling.

CCG Defends Parents' Rights to Homeschool
CCG Legal Team Contributes to Briefs for CA Appeals Court
SAN FRANCISCO, April 28, 2008--When the California Court of Appeal granted a rehearing for the case that led to a decision banning homeschooling in California, it invited several amicus parties to submit briefs. Catholics for the Common Good has decided to participate in the effort to defend the fundamental rights of parents to educate their children.

Legalizing Same-Sex "Marriage"
Will Spark Lawsuits Against Churches
WASHINGTON - After years of litigation and debate, the California and Connecticut supreme courts are about to decide the question of marriage. If, as some suspect, the courts redefine the institution to include same-sex couples, they will have entered a minefield of unintended consequences, especially with regard to religious liberty.

California Court Rules:
Parents Don't Have Right to Homeschool
SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2007-- A California appeals court ruled that parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children without teaching credentials. The ruling may affect an estimated 166,000 homeschoolers around the state and put their parents at risk of prosecution.

California Governor Signs SB 777
Anti-Family Viewpoint Discrimination Now Law

CCG press release: California Governor Signs SB 777

SACRAMENTO, Calif., October 13, 2007 -- California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 777 into law late on Friday evening.
"I am honestly shocked that Governor Schwarzenegger signed SB 777, an anti-family viewpoint discrimination bill" said William B. May, Chairman of Catholics for the Common Good. "He vetoed a similar bill last year before the election."

Marriage, the Foundation of Society

Governor Schwarzenegger Vetoes California Same-Sex Marriage Bill 

SACRAMENTO, Calif., October 14, 2007-- As expected, Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed AB 43, a bill that would legalize marriage between two persons of the same sex.

Action Alert

CaliforniaSame-Sex "Marriage" Ad Campaign Requires Response

CCG Press Release: CCG Chair Comments on Same-Sex "Marriage" Ad Campaign

SAN FRANCISCO, October 12, 2007 -- Equality California has just started an advertising campaign in the state to promote same-sex "marriage". It is a major escalation in the effort to deconstruct and change the true meaning and purpose of marriage.
It is most disturbing to see this purely emotional ad targeting our young, who have not yet formed a deep understanding of marriage beyond the romantic images and dreams of wedding days. See the ad and CCG response in a news interview.

Unions Must Reflect on the Interests of Latino Workers
SAN FRANCISCO, August 29, 2007 -- In his new book, Strangers in a Foreign Land, Catholics for the Common Good Advisor, Rev. Dr. George E. Schultze, SJ discusses the organizing of Catholic Latinos who are a source of low-cost labor in the United States.
"Today's labor leaders risk alienating Latinos and jeopardizing Catholic support if they accept and promote abortion and take anti-family and anti-marriage positions aligned with the radical homosexual and feminist movements," said Father George Schultze, SJ. "This would be a shame because Latinos can benefit from union organizing and the growing population of Latino workers offers opportunities for significant growth in the sagging labor movement."

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