What’s a Marriage?

by Kathryn Jean Lopez

Blogging in the wake of Wednesday’s court cases continues over in Bench Memos … including on questions of usage. What’s “marriage” when its definition appears increasingly up in the air as a legal, political, and culture matter? In a church context, one priest suggests the sacrament be referred to as holy matrimony, as a matter of clarity and even catechesis. 

Also: You can meet Ed Whelan, Hadley Arkes, and Carrie Severino tonight in D.C. on a panel about marriage at the Catholic Information Center (which I’m on the board of). 

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