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Cardinal Dolan: President Obama's Remarks on Marriage "Deeply Saddening"

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, President of the USCCB, issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s public support of marriage redefinition:

“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.”

Press release here.

Cardinal Dolan’s September 2011 letter to President Obama here.

4 responses to “Cardinal Dolan: President Obama's Remarks on Marriage "Deeply Saddening"”

  1. Robert says:

    I found this website because I stumbled upon a radio station this morning that mentioned it. It was a Catholic ministry station here in Indianapolis. I am not Catholic, but I am Christian and I am also deeply concerned and saddened by our President’s decision to make a public statement like this. I found your site extremely comforting and reassuring. I asked my Pastor to review it and consider using it to help our congregation to understand, especially the youth who are being deceived by society and our President, the real design and reasoning for marriage and the family. I wish the media would run these videos on their channels and help but I don’t think that will happen. Thank you for creating this site and I hope the other videos are completed soon.

  2. johnney says:

    What can we do now to stop homo, and lesbian
    marriages? It can be bad for America.

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