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Gay Marriage: Catholic Church Tells Priests 'Time To Act Is Now' [Time To Push Back: Too Late?]
Guardian (UK) ^ | January 27, 2013 | John Bingham

Posted on 01/27/2013 12:55:55 PM PST by Steelfish

Gay Marriage: Catholic Church Tells Priests 'Time To Act Is Now' The Roman Catholic Church has launched a final push against the Government’s plans for gay marriage with just 10 days before MPs vote on the issue.

By John Bingham 27 Jan 2013 The Archbishop of Southwark, the Most Rev Peter Smith, spoke of a desire to “mobilise” opposition in the Church. He urged them to capitalize on the decision by all three main party leaders to allow free votes on the matter and increase pressure on their local MPs to halt such a “fundamental change in the law”.

A million postcards, designed for Catholics to complete and send to their MP asking them to vote against the Government’s plan, were distributed at masses over the weekend. The issue to due to come up for a vote in the Commons as early as February 5. It would open the way for the first same-sex weddings to take place as early as the beginning of next year.

In a letter on behalf of bishops, Archbishop Smith, the second most senior active Catholic cleric in England and Wales, told priests: “The time to act is now.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; United Kingdom

1 posted on 01/27/2013 12:56:04 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Once again, as with abortion and euthanasia, they are too late. The ball has passed the plate.

The time to have acted was in the beginning when all of this crap raised its ugly head.

But because of a lack of fortitude and leadership it is now an uphill battle that probably can't be won.

2 posted on 01/27/2013 1:00:19 PM PST by Parmy
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To: Parmy

You are probably right, but fight we must.

3 posted on 01/27/2013 1:35:34 PM PST by rcofdayton (.)
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I am awaiting persecution and martyrdom because of the late hour. But I will be speaking boldly. Saints of whom we presently dont know who they are, will turn this around.

4 posted on 01/27/2013 1:36:09 PM PST by RBStealth
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To: Steelfish

Celibacy does not cause homosexuality.

Celibiacy does not cause pedophilia.

5 posted on 01/27/2013 1:47:00 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Parmy
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6 posted on 01/27/2013 1:47:50 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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