Prayers and sacrifices are being requested during 2015 in conjunction with the 3rd annual DC March for Marriage.
For the third year in a row, supporters of the traditional definition of marriage gather in Washington, D.C. This year we should all pray and sacrifice!
March for Marriage to be held in Washington, DC
On Tuesday, April 28 the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments to determine whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. The result could lead to legalization of same-sex "marriage" nationwide. It is in this important context that the National Organization for Marriage has organized the Third March for Marriage this Saturday, April 25. It describes the event as:
our last, best opportunity to reach the U.S. Supreme Court before they decide whether marriage as it has existed throughout our history is unconstitutional. For months, activist federal judges across the country have issued illegitimate rulings redefining marriage against the will of 50 million state voters and legislators who voted to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman."
This year, the March for Marriage is getting specific endorsement from several Catholic bishops: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and Bishop Richard Malone have invited Catholics to take part in the march on April 25. In a letter addressed to the U.S. bishops, the two bishops said:
The March will be an opportunity to stand for the good of marriage in our nation, to pray for our Supreme Court justices, and to demonstrate our commitment to the well-being of children. [...] The anticipated decision of the Supreme Court positions itself to be the most important judicial ruling in our nation since the infamous Roe v. Wade decision declaring a constitutional right to abortion."
Archbishop Cordileone will not attend the weekend March for Marriage but Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville and Archbishop William Lori of Balimore, among others, will be attending.
We must pray and sacrifice to preserve our nation from another "infamous" ruling. Let us remember the prayer of Abraham and Our Lord's words: "But this kind is not cast out but by prayer and fasting."