Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Great news: Bishop Cordileone named chairman of USCCB Defense of Marriage committee

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops just announced their appointment of Oakland's Bishop Salvatore Cordileone as the chairman of the Defense of Marriage committee.

In the USCCB's press release, Bishop Cordileone said:
“I am grateful for the leadership of Archbishop Kurtz and humbled by this
opportunity to serve the bishops of the United States, the Church and our
country on this most vital and defining issue of our day,” Bishop Cordileone
said. “Marriage and the family are the essential coordinates for society. How
well we as a society protect and promote marriage and the family is the measure
of how well we stand for the inviolable dignity and good of every individual in
our society, without exception. The consequences for our future—especially that
of our nation’s children—cannot be greater and must not be ignored.”

Bishop Cordileone was instrumental in defending marriage in California's Prop 8 campaign.

In the fall of 2009, Bishop Cordileone traveled to Washington, DC, for the inaugural John Paul the Great Legacy Project. You can listen to his phenomenal talk here.

Let's keep all those involved in the Defense of Marriage committee in our prayers. They are engaged in great, but difficult, work for the good of the Church and the society.

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