What is Marriage? Let’s Think a Little Harder.

Letters to the Catholic Right


(El Greco’s “Holy Family with Saint Anne.” Image via Wikipedia)

“The basis of married love is the attachment of hearts.” –St. Augustine

“The marriage bond does not necessarily imply carnal union.” –Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

“What do those guys know?” -Robert George (Okay, I’m paraphrasing)

Robert George is back, with his friends Ryan Anderson and Sherif Girgis. Apparently Girgis and Anderson debated “Marriage, Catholicism, and Public Policy” with law professor Charles Reid last month at Notre Dame. Reid wrote up the debate over at the Huffington Post, and now George, Anderson and Girgis are taking issue with Reid’s characterization of their argument. They write:

Reid says that we think a man and woman’s sexual intercourse “is enough to create a permanent union.” We have never said or written any such thing, for the simple reason that we consider it obviously false. To suggest otherwise, Reid cites a passage in our…

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