Annual Assembly Workshop Feature: The State of Marriage After U.S. v. Windsor

Posted: July 19, 2013

The recent Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Windsor was a landmark case on marriage. By declaring the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, the justices by a 5-4 vote granted same-sex couples the same rights allowed in traditional marriage in states that recognize same-sex marriages. What does this mean for the Catholic Church that has always taught that marriage is the union of one man and one woman? One of the workshops at our Annual Assembly on Saturday, September 28 will explore this important topic.

Fr. James Knapp, assistant professor of Moral Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, will offer a workshop that looks at the Church’s teachings on marriage and the value of this union. He will also examine what lies ahead for Catholics in our state and nation now that same-sex marriage is recognized in some states but not others.

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