MCC Comments on U.S. District Court Ruling

Today the U.S. District Court issued a ruling striking down Montana’s marriage amendment as unconstitutional. The amendment passed in 2004 by a two-thirds majority and states, "Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state."(Mont. Const. Art. XIII, §7).

We applaud Attorney General Tim Fox for his tireless efforts to fulfill his oath of office by defending the 2004 marriage amendment and upholding the will of voters.

Persons with same-sex attraction deserve the respect and dignity that is theirs as human beings and should be treated with compassion and love. At the same time, we affirm the sacred beauty of the natural institution of marriage between one man and one woman and firmly hold that such a marriage most suitably provides for children, the family and the common good.

The Roman Catholic Bishops in the State of Montana continue to hold the position, reiterated in an address by Pope Francis on November 17, that complementarity between man and woman is at the root of marriage and the family.

 

Most Reverend George Leo Thomas

Diocese of Helena

 

Most Reverend Michael W. Warfel

Diocese of Great Falls-Billings

 

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MARRIAGE
Frequently Asked Questions in Defense of Marriage
DOMA and Proposition 8

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Montana Catholic Conference Legislative
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The newsletter summarizes the weeks' events, highlights the bills the Conference is actively working on or is following, lists the hearings of interest scheduled for the upcoming week and provides contact information for the legislators.  If there is an issue the Conference needs assistance with, a Call to Action Alert is sent out.  The Alert will identify the bill, the committee members and include contact information.

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"We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern."
Pope Francis