My dear friends,
I speak to you today on a matter of grave urgency – the need for an amendment to our state Constitution which will protect marriage. As you know, God is the author of marriage. It is a sacred commitment ordained by Him to be a life-long, exclusive relationship between one man and one woman. Yet, in state after state, marriage is being re-defined.
I am asking you, at this time, to contact your state Senator to urge him or her to support an amendment to the Constitution of Pennsylvania defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, with no recognition for any marriage-like unions. This weekend, in your parish bulletin, you will find the name and contact information for the Senator from your district. Please call, write or email as soon as possible. Pay a visit to his or her office if you can.
There are many who would say that the Church should not interfere in such matters. With my friend, Archbishop Chaput of
May Our Mother, Mary, who is the model of holiness, and
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Joseph F. Martino, D.D., Hist. E.D.