Speakers at marriage rally highlight needs of children, families

Speakers at the national March for Marriage told the crowds gathered in Washington, D.C., that marriage is fundamentally about preserving an institutional link between parents for the sake of their children.

“Marriage matters because family matters to our society and because marriage matters for families,” said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.

“Society needs an institution that connects mothers and fathers to their children,” he told CNA.