Archdiocese of Washington on the Same-Sex Marriage Decision of the U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling that in effect redefines the civil definition of marriage nationwide. The law of the land affirms that “marriage” in civil law may now include two persons of the same sex.
While this is not the Church’s understanding of marriage, it is a definition confirmed by the Court.
Our Catholic faith teaches that every person, regardless of race, creed, color, age, gender or sexual orientation, has dignity and is loved by God.
The Church’s teachings on human sexuality and life reflect this truth. Read entire press release here.
National Celebration of the Fortnight for Freedom
The Closing Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, with homilist Archbishop Thomas Wenski
Saturday, July 4 at 12 p.m., National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.