Letter on marriage to be read out in every Catholic church

Via Scoop.itFrom The Pews’ Puter…

“Catholic Bishops have prepared a letter to be read out by all Catholic priests at masses across England and Wales this weekend in order to mobilise support against the proposed redefinition of marriage…”

“The roots of the institution of marriage lie in our nature. Male and female we have been created, and written into our nature is this pattern of complementarity and fertility. This pattern is, of course, affirmed by many other religious traditions. Christian teaching fills out this pattern and reveals its deepest meaning, but neither the Church nor the State has the power to change this fundamental understanding of marriage itself. Nor is this simply a matter of public opinion.

The reasons given by our government for wanting to change the definition of marriage are those of equality and discrimination. But our present law does not discriminate unjustly when it requires both a man and a woman for marriage. It simply recognises and protects the distinctive nature of marriage.”

Via www.christiantelegraph.com

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