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MINNESOTA: Catholic Church Sends Out DVD Urging Opposition To Gay Marriage

The Catholic News Agency announced today that all Catholics in Minnesota will be receiving a DVD and a letter from their bishops urging them to opposing same-sex marriage.
“From the beginning, the church has taught that marriage is a lifetime relationship between one man and one woman,” the bishop wrote in his diocese’s newspaper The Courier. “It is a sacrament, instituted by Jesus Christ to provide the special graces that are needed to live according to God’s law and to give birth to the next generation.” The “most threatening” of current attacks on marriage are efforts to legalize “same-sex” marriage, he remarked.

The mailed DVD will provide more detail about Catholic teaching on marriage and about the possible effects that the recognition of same-sex “marriage” will have in Minnesota, he explained. “I hope that you will read the letter and watch the DVD. Then, I hope that you will become one of the thousands of Catholics who have contacted legislators and told them that marriage is a lifetime relationship between one man and one woman. “Any other kind of relationship simply is not a marriage,” he stated. According to the Minnesota Independent, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota are preparing to defend the definition of marriage in the final two months of the 2010 election campaign. It characterized Bishop Quinn’s comments as a “glimpse” of the bishops’ plans.
The Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St.Paul is collaborating with NOM's Maggie Gallagher on the effort.

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