What Is Marriage?
Why Marriage Matters and the Repercussions of the Same Sex Marriage Ruling

What exactly is marriage after all? Until recently, it did not seem like a complicated question. The times we have been given to live in, however, are anything but uncomplicated. Is there a simple answer to this question? We certainly have been told by those around us that the meaning of marriage, like truth itself, is something that can be formed according to the times and situation we find ourselves in.

In 2005, then Cardinal Ratzinger, on the verge of becoming Pope Benedict XVI, warned us that "we are building a dictatorship of relativism."  As this building has risen higher and higher its vast, foreboding shadow has cast itself across every inch of our lives. It has become easy to slip into despair about the direction of our culture, friends, and even our families. It has become easy to conform to this dictatorship when it is present wherever we go, and in whatever we do.

Fortunately, we do not have to wonder what it is God is telling us to do in our situation. Our Lord does not call us to conform ourselves to the world. He tells us to deny ourselves, take up our cross, and to follow him. He calls us to be salt and light to the world, but so often we are salt that has lost its taste, or a lamp put under a basket. We are so numb to all that is going on around us, we forget that Jesus has made us free!

This marriage symposium is presented in order to help you put your light back up on the stand, so that all those around you may see the truth. There are good, logical, reasonable, and scriptural reasons why the Church teaches what she does. You can answer that question that is behind all this cultural confusion - What is marriage? We will start the evening speaking about the natural law; what it is and what it has to say about marriage. Next we will enter the Revelation of God to see how he designed marriage and how Christ raised it up to a Sacrament. Finally, we will look at the Supreme Court ruling in detail. What does it say? What does it mean? How can we live as Americans and faithful Catholics? How do we share the truth with an often hostile, intolerant world?

Saturday, October 3, 2015
7:00 PM Presentations (Church)
8:00 PM Panel Q&A (Church)
8:30 PM Reception (Corbett Hall)
Babysitting Available (w/ Registration)     Fr. Michael Silloway     Fr. Martin Connor     Fr. Daniel Ketter
Admission is free
Invite your neighbors, friends, and family

Marriage and
the Natural Law


and Marriage


Same Sex
Marriage Ruling