Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Pastoral letter on marriage

Archbishop Vincent Nichols, as President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, and Archbishop Peter Smith, have signed a letter to be read out in churches this weekend all over England and Wales, on the subject of same-sex marriage.

The letter looks very good to me. Here's a short extract:

Changing the legal definition of marriage would be a profoundly radical step. Its consequences should be taken seriously now. The law helps to shape and form social and cultural values. A change in the law would gradually and inevitably transform society’s understanding of the purpose of marriage. It would reduce it just to the commitment of the two people involved. There would be no recognition of the complementarity of male and female or that marriage is intended for the procreation and education of children.

You can see the full text on Fr Ray Blake's blog.


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