Success! - Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection
May 14, 2015
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has passed in the House of Representatives. Thank you to all who responded to the Bishop's plea in support of this legislation. Final passage of the bill by the Senate is by no means assured. We will keep you posted on its progress.
Read about this legislation here.
Bishops Issue Statement on Status of NC Marriage Amendment
Released October 8, 2014
The Supreme Court has unfortunately decided not to hear several cases that struck down democratically enacted state constitutional amendments upholding marriage as being between one man and one woman. Some lower courts have unjustly ruled that a traditional definition of marriage is unconstitutional.
Millions of Americans have looked to the Supreme Court to put this issue to rest by supporting marriage as being between one man and one woman. We know from our Catholic teaching that marriage is a permanent, faithful, and fruitful covenant joining a man and a woman. It is our duty to continue to affirm marriage in this way, and it is our hope that the Supreme Court will ultimately agree.
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Catholic Voice North Carolina is the non-partisan voice of the state's two Catholic Bishops, The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh and The Most Reverend Peter J. Jugis of Charlotte. CVNC monitors legislation and other matters of public interest that intersect with the Teaching of the Catholic Church. Under the guidance of the two Bishops, participants in CVNC are asked to contact legislators and government officials when important matters are under consideration. On this website you can Look Up your elected representatives, read background material on our issues and Join CVNC. Membership is free and open to anyone living in North Carolina.
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