Archbishop Chaput: “I Support the Marriage March”

Archbishop Charles Chaput has expressed his support for the March for Marriage, asking his priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to “do all you can to promote it in your parish”.

The Archbishop goes on to say, “I realize the march comes at one of the busiest and most solemn times of the year [Holy Week]. But as Catholics we should avail ourselves of opportunities, whenever we can, to witness to the truth about God’s plan for marriage.”

The Archdiocese will be organizing buses for marchers from all five of its districts.

(full disclosure: I’m proudly part of the team organizing the March for Marriage through the National Organization for Marriage.)

Why the March for Marriage?

On March 26th the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Perry case, which will determine if Proposition 8 – the citizens initiative approved by the people of California in 2008 to protect marriage – is constitutional or not.

More importantly, the question of same-sex “marriage” and the right of Americans to protect marriage will be decided. It is imperative that political leaders, the media, and the culture see that we care about protecting marriage enough to stand up and march for it.

Already the March for Marriage has ten co-sponsoring organizations, including, the Manhattan Declaration, Human Life International and the Family Research Council.

If you are interested in learning more about the March for Marriage please check-out these resources (PDFs):

You can also join the March for Marriage on Facebook (up to 1,600 Likes!).

I hope you can join us in Washington, DC on March 26th!

Here is Archbishop Chaput’s letter:

Archbishop Charles Chaput Letter Promoting March for Marriage by americanpapist463



  • abadilla

    Gee, Tranxtian and Frantastic1 once again “defending” Church teaching. How encouraging to read their thoughts!

  • Greg B.

    Will you be wearing white sheets? Scumbags.

    • Xenophon

      Another blindingly intelligent comment from the gay-activist world. Thanks for your contribution. I’m sure it convince people to come around to your point of view.

      • Greg B.

        We already have the majority of Americans on our side. But advocating for someone under investigation for covering up child rape to be elevated to Pope won’t exactly help you win hearts and minds.

        • Xenophon

          Greg, I can’t even figure out who you’re talking about–I don’t know of any gay lifestyle-promoters being proposed for elevation to Pope. Maybe you can be more specific?

          On the other hand, I previously promised you one more chance to try to say something moderately intelligent, and it looks like you blew it again. Probably time for you to call it a night, my friend.

        • abadilla

          Greg, your anti-Catholicism, ignorance and hatred of the Church is showing. Why don’t you just leave?

          • Greg B.

            Ignorance? Typical Catholic approach: Pointing out facts = ignorance. Denying reality = enlightenment.
            1. True or false: Polls show that the majority of Americans support marriage equality.

            2. True or false : Last week, Cardinal Dolan was deposed regarding his role in covering up child abuse by priests.

    • abadilla

      Gee, is this “Catholic” Greg writing? Are the thirty pieces of silver too heavy for you?

      • Justin

        To answer his questions.

        1. Yes, but so what? The Truth isn’t determined by majority vote.

        2. False. Cardinal Dolan is still Archbishop of New York.

        • patrick

          Justin, this is not a quest for Truth. That’s poetic, but off-topic. This is about civil law.
          And CD was deposed. Interesting error. maybe you just missed the intended meaning of a word – a simple mistake. Or are you so blinded by your own fears that you’re not seeing the world in front of you. Food for thought.



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