Jan 26, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Catholics are called to defend the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, together, said Fr. Roger Landry in a homily he delivered titled "Doing What Christ Tells Us About Marriage."
"The whole mystical body of Christ is called to act in concert, all of us using our own gifts given to us by God for the effort," he said.
Fr. Landry’s homily comes at a time when the bishops of Massachusetts are trying to rally Catholics of the Commonwealth to voice their support publicly for the protection of the legal definition of marriage as the union of one many and one woman.
The call for action follows a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision last November. The court ruled that the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman is discriminatory. The court ordered the Legislature to draft a bill, legalizing same-sex marriage, within six months.