Saturday, 12 January 2013

1,000 Priests and Bishops Sign Letter to Telegraph against Same Sex Marriage (sic)

St John Vianney - the Cure d'Ars
Patron Saint of Priests

SIR – After centuries of persecution, Catholics have, in recent times, been able to be members of the professions and participate fully in the life of this country.
Legislation for same-sex marriage, should it be enacted, will have many legal consequences, severely restricting the ability of Catholics to teach the truth about marriage in their schools, charitable institutions or places of worship.
It is meaningless to argue that Catholics and others may still teach their beliefs about marriage in schools and other arenas if they are also expected to uphold the opposite view at the same time.
The natural complementarity between a man and a woman leads to marriage, seen as a lifelong partnership. This loving union – because of their physical complementarity – is open to bringing forth and nurturing children.
This is what marriage is. That is why marriage is only possible between a man and a woman. Marriage, and the home, children and family life it generates, is the foundation and basic building block of our society.
We urge Members of Parliament not to be afraid to reject this legislation now that its consequences are more clear.
For list of signatories see the link here: 
For Damian Thompson's Blog "The Catholic Church really is at war with the government." see here: 

Good for our priests and bishops - hopefully this will grab somebody's attention in that den of nihilism which is Downing Street!

I, along with many other deacons fully support you in this.  The only niggle is that there would have been many more signatures if you had invited the deacons of the Church of God to sign this too!

Meanwhile, back at the coal face, all local readers in the Surrey area are reminded/invited to a Coalition for Marriage Meeting in Guildford, Surrey on Monday evening.  The Meeting will take place from 8 pm to 9pm at the Mandolay Hotel, Guildford.  Please do come along to find out how you can volunteer to help C4M in your local area.  You will find out more about how you can help the Coalition for Marriage campaign in simple, practical ways.  

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