“Marriage is a fundamental institution authored by God and “written in the very nature of man and woman.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1603) From generation to generation, the institution of marriage has been the cornerstone of family life and societal well-being. For two millennia the teaching of the Catholic Church on the meaning of marriage has positively influenced both culture and society.
The vocation of marriage is a unique call to an adventure of love and life, where love is life-giving in a matchless way. The core meaning of marriage cannot be separated from a consideration of the child and the roles of a mother and a father. Marriage is the fundamental and irreplaceable pro-child social institution.”
From: "Made For Each Other" – United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Supreme Court Rules on Marriage
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