Chad Pecknold , associate professor of theology, published an article on marriage in First Things. See the article below.

On Marriage and Temple Desecration

From: First Things Date: Nov. 17, 2014 Author: C.C. Pecknold

The Vatican is sponsoring this week (Nov 17-19) an international colloquium on the complementarity of man and woman in marriage called Humanum . It is sponsored by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith along with the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The curial sponsors reflect the broad import the Vatican is giving this three-day event, as well as its significance for ecumenism and inter-religious cooperation.

In an opening address, Pope Francis declared that "children have a right to a mother and father capable of creating a suitable environment for the child's development and emotional maturity." He also criticized devastating spiritual and material effects of cultures that withdraw "public commitment" to conjugal marriage. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks apparently gave an eloquent speech in defense of marriage, and I am sure we will be hearing about many of the other great speeches.

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