From the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin quickly responded Friday to the Supreme Court's historic ruling on same sex marriage, asserting that marriage between two women or two men is "morally wrong and a blatant rejection of God's plan for the human family.
""A thousand courts may rule otherwise, but the very notion of same-sex marriage is morally wrong," said Tobin, whose statement was in a news release sent out by the diocese, he said his comments on "God's plan" for the human family are in line with comments that Pope Francis made when he served as an archbishop in Argentina.
"Despite the current trends of our society, or perhaps because of them, the Church must redouble its commitment to proclaim and defend authentic concepts of marriage and family as we have received them from God," Tobin said. "We will always do so, however, in a respectful, charitable and constructive manner."