Saturday, 12 January 2013

Over 1,000 Catholic priests write letter to the Telegraph



In today's Telegraph appears a signed letter by more than a thousand of the country's Catholic priests, that's a quarter of the total, attacking the government's plans to re-define marriage. This follows in the wake of criticisms levelled at the government by several of our bishops. This is most welcome, but what happened to the other three thousand priests? The letter forcefully argues that:


“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.”

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