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Cardinal Dolan: President Obama’s Remarks on Marriage ‘Deeply Saddening’

5-9-12 Posted by Admin in Blog, Marriage & the Family 8 Comments

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement:

“President Obama’s comments today in support of the redefinition of marriage are deeply saddening. As I stated in my public letter to the President on September 20, 2011, the Catholic Bishops stand ready to affirm every positive measure taken by the President and the Administration to strengthen marriage and the family. However, we cannot be silent in the face of words or actions that would undermine the institution of marriage, the very cornerstone of our society. The people of this country, especially our children, deserve better. Unfortunately, President Obama’s words today are not surprising since they follow upon various actions already taken by his Administration that erode or ignore the unique meaning of marriage. I pray for the President every day, and will continue to pray that he and his Administration act justly to uphold and protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman. May we all work to promote and protect marriage and by so doing serve the true good of all persons.”

Issued May 9, 2012.

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8 Responses to Cardinal Dolan: President Obama’s Remarks on Marriage ‘Deeply Saddening’

  1. LEON- says:

    God bless you Cardinal Dolan.

  2. Dee Ewing says:

    God Bless you, Cardinal Dolan. Someone has to speak up. This administration is trying to destroy all that we believe.

  3. The Rev. David W. Cardona says:

    Cardinal Dolan, “serving the true good of all persons” requires more than just not being “silent in the face of words or actions that would undermine the institution of marriage, the very cornerstone of our society.” It requires actively denouncing the actions of this administration in all it’s undertakings which seek to destroy all of the threads which comprise the very fabric of this great nation. These include the family; the church and synogogue; schools, public, private and parochial; the family farm; small and large businesses; and the military. All these institutions have suffered under the constant onslaught of this administration. All these institutions need the support of the Catholic Bishops. I thank you for your courage and willingness to speak out.

  4. Jeanie says:

    Thank you for standing firm on these attacks on religion. Please don’t give in.

  5. Macrob says:

    Cardinal Dolan, Thank you for standing up for families and marriage. The Obama Administration is the most anti-Christ, anti-American, anti-family in the history of the United States. I pray that our country will finally see the wrong path that we are following and that God will send us a leader.

  6. Kathy says:

    Thank you for your strong stand on the Church’s teaching on marriage. Thank you for your courage. God bless you, Cardinal Dolan.

  7. David says:

    Can someone please add this to the Wikipedia page on Cardinal Dolan – his standing strong on this issue needs to be added to his biography so it isn’t forgotten.

  8. Richard S. says:

    Thank you Cardinal Dolan for being the shepherd we need so bad. It is sad to see such an attack on families and our faith.

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