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N.C. Catholic bishops disappointed by Obama's stance on marriage amendment

Charlotte Bishop Peter Jugis and his Raleigh counterpart Michael Burbidge have criticized President Barack Obama’s opposition to the upcoming N.C. marriage amendment, calling his comments last week “a grave disappointment.”

Obama’s opposition, they wrote, “is a grave disappointment, as it is reported to be the first time that the President has entered into this issue on the state level, further escalating the increasing confusion on the part of some in our society to the very nature of marriage itself.” Read more here.

N.C. Catholic churches push for marriage amendment

North Carolina's Catholic churches are urging parishioners to support a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one woman and one man.

In a letter distributed Sunday, Raleigh Bishop Michael Burbidge and Charlotte Bishop Peter Jugis ask church members to "become informed about our Church's teaching."

"We pray that you will see our position as a principled one based on eternal and divine truth and that you will vote on May 8 FOR protecting traditional marriage in North Carolina," the letter states.

The letter doesn't mention same-sex marriage. The amendment would put a constitutional ban on recognition of gay marriage and civil unions, which already are illegal.

Catholic letter.pdf
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