“The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will be hearing arguments on efforts to strike down laws against ‘same-sex marriage’ in four states, including Ohio. The law in our state was a constitutional amendment strongly supported by Ohio’s bishops in 2004, and for good reason. Traditional marriage, the union of one man and one woman for life, is the cradle of the family, which is the basic building block of society. And at the same time, as Pope Francis said last April: ‘The image of God is a married couple, man and woman, not only man, not only woman, but rather both. This is the image of God: love, God’s alliance with us is represented in the alliance between man and woman.’ Please join me in praying the federal appeals court will act wisely to uphold traditional marriage.” – Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Schnurr suggests using the “Prayer In Defense Of Marriage” from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Read it here.