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placeholder July 15, 2013   •   VOL. 51, NO. 13   •   Oakland, CA
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Archbishop Cordileone is "very disappointed and very worried about the future of our country and the future of our children" after the US Supreme Court ruled in separate 5-4 opinions June 26 that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and sent a challenge to California's Proposition 8, the voter-approved initiative barring same-sex marriage, back to lower courts. To have a "healthy vibrant society we need to reclaim a marriage culture." No matter how the court ruled "our work remains unchanged. We need to catechize our people about marriage. … Even if the court issued a ruling that we liked, we would still have a lot of work to do in helping our people understand what marriage really is, why marriage is important for the public good and why it's essentially an institution to support social justice, justice for the sake of children."

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, former bishop of Oakland, after an interview in Rome June 26.

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