Bishop Richard Malone, who leads the Diocese of Buffalo has angered Buffalo area activists with a “bitter” statement opposing today’s decision by the Supreme Court to legalize same sex marriage. Malone’s statement appears below and was widely circulated on Twitter and social media.
I am bitterly disappointed that the majority of justices of the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to overturn the definition of marriage, which has remained unchanged for more than two millennia. Marriage is the lifelong exclusive union of one man and one woman, a font of unitive life and love as well as the foundation of a stable family and society.
Marriage is rooted in creation: God created marriage in the very same breath as He created the human person, and for the Catholic Church, that will not change.
It is my prayer that despite today’s developments, we will embrace anew the truth, beauty and goodness of marriage as it has always been and always will be, between a man and a woman.