Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Buffalo gives statement on same-sex marriage ruling

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Catholic Diocese of Buffalo Bishop Malone Friday morning issued a statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage.

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has made gay marriage legal in all 50 states.

Bishop Malone’s statement read:

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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