The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, made the following statement today:
"I commend Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone for his clear and objectively written response to those who would silence him for proclaiming the truth of marriage. In upholding the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church on the essential meaning and importance of marriage and family, Archbishop Cordileone is discharging faithfully his mandate as shepherd and bishop, despite worldly catcalls and criticism from some government officials. His letter today puts to rest some of the flaws, misinformation, and half-truths that threaten the fundamental good of traditional marriage. I once again urge the faithful of the Diocese of Arlington to join Archbishop Cordileone and others on Capitol Hill on Thursday at the annual March for Marriage. If you cannot, please offer your prayers and sacrifices for a successful public witness and a softening of hearts."