Malta: No more “Until death do us part.”

Largely Catholic nation was last EU member to not allow divorce but country votes for change in law through referendum.


Editor’s note: See the Guardian’s reader comments for a sampling of rampant UK anti-Catholicism.

Victory for traditional marriage in Maine

By a 53%-47% margin, Maine voters have repealed a measure that would have legalized homosexual marriage in the state– even though, in the words of the Associated Press, “the stars seemed aligned for supporters of gay marriage. They had Maine’s governor, legislative leaders and major newspapers on their side, plus a huge edge in campaign funding.”

Bishop Richard Malone of Portland has been an active supporter of traditional marriage, ordering a collection in all parishes on behalf of the effort. The shepherd of the state’s sole diocese noted in a recent referendum alert:

Please let your conscience be formed by these clear and authoritative words of Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger): “In those situations where homosexual unions … have been given the legal status and rights belonging to marriage, clear and emphatic opposition is a duty.”

A Catholic whose conscience has been properly formed by Scripture and the teachings of the Catholic Church cannot support same sex marriage. Please vote YES on question 1.

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