Denver, Colo., Jun 23, 2004 / 22:00 pm
With only three weeks before the Federal Marriage Amendment is expected in the U.S. Senate, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver is urging Colorado Catholics to write their senators and urge them to advance the amendment.
“If citizens don't act vigorously to protect marriage now, the fallout for our nation's children in the coming decades will be huge and damaging,” he warned.
In a column in this week’s issue of the Denver Catholic Register, the archbishop said that, in the ongoing debate over same-sex marriage and the nature and identity of marriage, Catholics must keep three basic principles in mind.
The first is that the debate is not one of minority rights and that it is “gravely misleading” to cast the argument in a rights framework.