Cardinal Wuerl: Supreme Court Won’t Sway Church on Marriage Issue

The Supreme Court’s announcement last week that it will review the legality of gay marriage will not have any effect on Catholic teachings that marriage can only be between a man and a woman, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, tells Newsmax TV in an exclusive interview.

Wuerl also told Newsmax that the Church is seeking to attract young people who have abandoned the faith through aggressive outreach on college campuses and on the Internet to show them the benefits of its teachings.

“The one thing the Catholic Church will certainly be doing is continue to teach on what actually is marriage,” Wuerl said. “Historically, going all the way back into human history, going all the way back into human nature, marriage is the word that’s used to define when a man and a woman come together and hope to generate children and raise them and live together. Other words describe other things but this has always been the definition of marriage…