WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Analyzing the ramifications of the June 26 same-sex marriage ruling for the Catholic Church at the national, state and local levels will take time, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.
It has implications for "hundreds, if not thousands" of laws at all levels, and there is "a difficult road ahead for people of faith," he said.
NEW HAVEN – For 30 years, Life Haven has been opening its doors to serve homeless women and children; but never has the shelter been in more demand than now.
“It’s the place between the streets and having a roof over your head,” said Mary Grande, community relations specialist for Life Haven.
PLANTSVILLE – Jim Calhoun, retired head coach of UConn men’s basketball, remembers the first time he was a part of the Franciscan Sports Banquet. “I came in when [former heavyweight boxing champion] Floyd Patterson was here in 1988,” he told The Catholic Transcript moments before the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist’s 30th annual fund-raiser kicked off at the Aqua Turf Club on June 2.
NEW HAVEN – It’s hard to imagine that anything good could come from a war that claimed at least 600,000 lives in a span of four years.
Of course, good did come of the United States Civil War, in spite of the pervasive suffering experienced in North and South: slavery was finally abolished in the nation, of course, and the Union was preserved.
WEST HARTFORD – “I’m all ears,” Archbishop Leonard P. Blair told about 100 women and men religious in formation in religious communities on May 21, during a get-together at the motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Archbishop Blair's monthly column
I wish to express my deep disappointment in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
First and foremost, we have to bear in mind that the government and its laws do not create marriage. God created marriage, and this is reflected in the self-evident nature of sexual relations as these are recognized by human reason and common sense.
WASHINGTON (CNS) – The president of the U.S. bishops' conference called the Supreme Court's June 26 marriage ruling "a tragic error" and he urged Catholics to move forward with faith "in the unchanging truth about marriage being between one man and one woman.
"Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this mo
WASHINGTON (CNS) – In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide.
WASHINGTON (CNS) – Writing that "Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," a 6-3 majority of the Supreme Court June 25 upheld tax subsidies for participants in health care exchanges run by the federal government in states that refused to create them.