NJ Catholic Bishops Asked To Pray Against To’eiva Marriage

jews4moralityRoman Catholics throughout New Jersey are being asked to pray that state lawmakers don’t allow same gender marriage. It’s part of a continuing campaign by church leaders, who anticipate a possible legislative vote before Republican Gov.-elect Chris Christie takes office Jan. 19. The prayer suggestion is contained in a letter that bishops told priests to read or distribute this weekend. It restates Catholic teaching that marriage should only be allowed between a man and a woman and says prayer is timely “because marriage faces challenges from a society more focused on individual satisfaction than on the Gospel.”

New Jersey recognizes civil unions for same gender couples, and outgoing Gov. Jon Corzine, a socially liberal Democrat, has said he would sign a same-gender marriage bill. But Christie, a practicing Catholic, has said he would veto it. AP

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I ask all our Jewish brothers to pray for this. We may believe different things but this is a solid bridge between us. Let us stand united behind our new Governor.

  2. You mean the new Governor whose Leiutenant Governor was the original sponser of the “Domestic Partnership” bill (which is now law) in New Jersey?

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