Truth is ‘rooted in our human nature’

Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde discussed his reaction to the Supreme Court's landmark ruling requiring states to issue marriage licenses to individuals of the same sex on WTOP radio June 26.

Although the bishop emphasized that all people must be treated with "respect and dignity," he said that the Supreme Court's ruling "(endangers) the freedom of institutions and persons who hold that authentic marriage is between one man and one woman."

Arguing that "a ruling in the civil courts doesn't change what truth is," Bishop Loverde encouraged Catholics to "pray for the inner strength … to be rooted in our convictions" and to "continue to discuss the truth of marriage with charity."

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