As you probably know by now, this morning the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.
The definition of marriage has been changed in the law of the land.
However, regardless of today’s SCOTUS ruling, for us Catholics, the definition of marriage as a sacramental institution of marriage remains unchanged: The union of man and woman in marriage is a way of imitating in the flesh the Creator’s generosity and fecundity: ‘Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.’ All human generations proceed from this union. ‐Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2335
In the coming days, you will, no doubt, find yourself engaged in conversation, heated debates, question and answer sessions with loved ones, friends, foes… The Archdiocese of St. Louis has put together various tools, images, memes, videos, etc. to help you if you need it and, certainly, to share it in order to help the rest of our culture better understand that, the Church isn’t against anyone’s right to the pursuit of happiness; however, She has certain teachings that cannot change to meet the approval of the culture in which She resides and that these teachings exist in order for all God’s children to live in happiness and holiness in this life so that we can live with Him in the next.
At www.archstl.org/marriage, you will find all the archdiocesan resources for what marriage is according to the teachings of the Church. Please take a look so that you’ll be familiar with these materials if and when you should need them. Also, please share these materials. Included in the materials available, you will find 6 images which are the “official” look of the archdiocesan “#MarriageIs” campaign, 5 of which include the reasons why we believe what we believe. Please consider making these your social media profile pix, sharing them on social media, in emails, et cetera.
Additionally, the St. Louis Review, the official, stalwart publication of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, has up-to-date and ongoing coverage of the marriage issue. Please keep the paper and their online link www.stlouisreview.com close at hand.
Holy Family, pray for us.