Tuesday, May 8, 2012

North Carolina Catholics fight for marriage

State votes for constitutional amendment that will define matrimony as only between a man and a woman
Parishioners of St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte, N.C., form a prayer chain in front of the church May 6 to voice support for the proposed statewide constitutional amendment to protect marriage. George Hoffman Jr. / CNS.
The B.C. Catholic has story from Patricia L. Guilfoyle of Catholic News Service about the work Catholics in North Carolina have done to inform the public about the true definition of marriage:
North Carolina voters headed to the polls May 8 to decide whether to define traditional marriage in the state constitution -- an issue on which the state's two Catholic bishops have been vocal in urging people in their dioceses to support.

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh and Bishop Peter J. Jugis of Charlotte have spent months educating the faithful about church teaching on marriage and encouraging people to vote for the constitutional amendment, ever since the measure was placed on the ballot by the Republican-led state legislature last fall.
Read the fulls story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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