Kansas Bishops Respond to Supreme Court’s
June 26, 2015 | Posted in The Issues
We the bishops of Kansas are deeply disappointed by today’s Supreme Court decision, though sadly not surprised. While the government may control the issuing of marriage certificates, marriage remains unchangeably a coming together of the male and the female for their good, the good of children, and the good of society. This reality cannot be altered by legislator or judge. We encourage all people of good will to pray for our country and to support a culture of marriage that will help restore respect for God’s plan for the family.
Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas
Most Reverend John B. Brungardt, Bishop of Dodge City
Most Reverend Edward J. Weisenburger, Bishop of Salina
Most Reverend Carl A. Kemme, Bishop of Wichita
On Care for Our Common Home (Laudato Si’) is the new appeal from Pope Francis addressed to “every person living on this planet” for an inclusive dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. Read for yourself Francis’s call to acknowledge the urgency of our environmental challenges and to join him in embarking on a new path by visiting the Office for Social Justice.
The United States Bishops encourage Catholics to participate in the Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty June 21 to July 4, 2015 as part of the Fortnight for Freedom. Catholics are urged to commit to prayer, fasting and sacrifice for guidance for the Supreme Court and leaders of government so that they will uphold and defend the definition of Marriage as the permanent and exclusive union of one man and one woman, for the good of the spouses and for the procreation and education of children. One man, one woman, for life. Click here to view resources and read about local and national events.
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The Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for July 2015:
- Universal: That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
- Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.