Every American Bishop Invited to Participate in March for Marriage


Part of their letter reads:

We are grateful for this opportunity to express support for the Marriage March and to encourage participation in this event. We realize that the march will occur during the solemn days of Holy Week, but we ask that you consider promoting this event in your diocese and parishes and encourage participation where possible.

The march will be a significant opportunity to promote and defend marriage and the good of our nation, to pray for our Supreme Court justices, and to stand in solidarity with people of good will. It also complements well the bishops’ Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty that was approved last November. This is a decisive time for marriage in our country. We are deeply grateful for any support you can offer for this march.

Previous to this letter circulating, Archbishop Charles Chaput announced that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia would be organizing five buses to the march. I will be very curious to see which bishops next heed the call of their brother bishops now that this letter has gone out.

As I’ve shared before, I’m working with the National Organization for Marriage to organize the march. I would urge you to participate in any way you can, especially if you live within easy driving distance to Washington, DC. The official Facebook event page for the March has already had more than 5,000 people invited to it.

If you can’t make the march personally, please consider at least inviting all your friends and family via the event page!

I would also recommend checking out Marriage, Unique for a Reason — the USCCB website dedicated to promoting the sanctity of marriage.

Here is the entire letter by Bp. Rhoades and Abp. Cordileone:

March 4 Marriage Letter to Bishops 2-25-13 by americanpapist463

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Thomas Peters, 33, grew up in Southern California and attended college in Michigan. He has two graduate degrees in theology. He began his award-winning American Papist blog in 2006, which went on to become one of the most popular Catholic blogs in America. He was one of a handful of Americans invited to the Vatican’s first-ever Bloggers’ Meeting in Rome. Peters has appeared in dozens of TV, radio and online media outlets over the years discussing the intersection of Catholicism and political activism, debating topics related to life, family and religious freedom, in addition to writing and speaking about the future of social media and online organizing. From 2010-2016 he served as an advisor to CatholicVote.org. He and his wife Natalie live in Washington DC. You can follow him on Twitter @AmericanPapist.

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