How wonderful that Zelie and Louis Martin, the parents of St. Therese, will be canonized in October. Although there are many saints that are married, this is the first time a married couple will be canonized together. This couldn't come at a better time. We need the witness of faithfully married traditional couples in a world intoxicated by the sexual revolution. Although I was not surprised by the decision of the US Supreme Court to redefine marriage, I am deeply saddened. I weep like the women of Jerusalem and am reminded of the words of our blessed Lord, "Weep not for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children ..."
Archbishop Kurtz says, "Mandating marriage redefinition across the country is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us, especially children. The law has a duty to support every child’s basic right to be raised, where possible, by his or her married mother and father in a stable home." Read the full statement from the USCCB.
All we can do is pray, pray, pray.