Making the Case for Marriage

September 22, 2012

Amidst the “tyranny of moral relativism,” much of the population, especially college aged students, are often confused about the topic of marriage and perhaps do not comprehend the reasons why marriage is desirable and its benefits for themselves, their families, and society at-large.  Many view so called “same-sex marriage” as “no big deal.” In response, St. Gertrude’s parish in Madeira, Ohio, in conjunction with the Dominican Laity, the Knights of Malta, and Ruah Woods, will be hosting a forum entitled “Making the Case for Marriage” on October 4 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The keynote speaker is Jennifer Roback Morse Ph.D., the founder and president of the Ruth Institute.  There will be a Q & A session after her talk.

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This very timely cultural conversation brings clarity to the future leaders of the Church and society.  Dr. Morse is a strong spokesman for marriage and understands the language of the debate in support of this indispensable institution of society.  She can equip anyone who listens to her talk with the talking points that every apologist for marriage needs to have.  Dr. Morse is an author, economist, and lecturer.  She received her Doctorate in Economics from the University of Rochester in 1980.  She has written many articles in public policy and is a regular contributor to National Review Online, National Catholic Register, Townhall, and more.  She is also the Senior Research Fellow in Economics at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.  Please find more information about her background here.   The importance of hosting this conference is that it explains to the audience the much needed truth about marriage from the perspective of natural reason or the natural law, God’s signature on Creation. As its website states, the Ruth Institute is a project of the National Organization for Marriage — which seeks to promote life-long married love to college students by creating an intellectual and social climate favorable to marriage. For more information for this event please contact Fr. Ezra Sullivan, O.P. at 513-561-5954 or Andrew Cole at

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