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


Timothy Cardinal Dolan is Archbishop of New York and President of the US Bishops:

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. -- USCCB


  1. Posted May 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    When the headline is:

    "US Bishops enforce canon 915, deny communion to enemies of marriage"

    Then it will be morning.

  2. Bruce
    Posted May 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    According to the Public Religion Research Institute, Catholics support marriage equality "Catholics are more supportive of legal recognitions of same-sex relationships than members of any other Christian tradition and Americans overall." I'm not so sure your approach would work out so well for the Church.

  3. John Noe
    Posted May 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    What the Cardinal needs to do is get the Catholics that really are Christian to no longer vote Democrat.

    The so called marriage equality Catholics are not Christians and so do not speak for the rank and file who are Christians.

  4. MarkOH
    Posted May 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Actually, instead of wasting time on what two consenting adults are doing, the Catholic church should be putting more energy behind STOPPING the child sexual abuse that it has allowed to continue for decades.

  5. Posted May 11, 2012 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    The Church is quite aware of the consequences of having allowed Her priesthood to be infiltrated by the sexually disoriented, MarkOH.

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