Today, this blog and others are taking part in a somewhat
unprecedented event. This post is going to appear on a good number of lay blogs
in the UK, in an attempt to demonstrate the depth of support among the laity,
for authentic Catholic teaching as expressed in the Magisterial teachings of
the Catholic Church.
You may have seen the recent letter
from more than 450 priests in support of the Church’s teaching on marriage.
We would like to invite you to sign the letter below, to be sent to the press
in support of them, and to encourage others to sign it.
To sign, please leave your name and your diocese in the comments box below, or
if you prefer email them to me or to one of the coordinators:
Mark Lambert (firstname.lastname@example.org
or Andrew Plasom-Scott (email@example.com
We hope to demonstrate a groundswell of support for the priests who have stood
firmly by us and Christ, a love of the Church, and a desire for sound doctrine
We, the undersigned, wish to endorse and support the letter signed by over 450
priests in the recent edition of the Catholic Herald.
As laity, we all know from our own family experiences, or those of our friends
and neighbours, the harrowing trauma of divorce and separation, and we
sympathise with all those in such situations.
It is precisely for that reason that we believe that the Church must continue
to proclaim the truth about marriage, given us by Christ in the Gospels, with
clarity and charity in a world that struggles to understand it.
For the sake of those in irregular unions, for the sake of those abandoned and
living in accordance with the teachings of the Church, and above all for the
sake of the next generation, it is essential that the Church continues to make
it quite clear that sacramental marriage is indissoluble until death.
We pray, and expect, that our hierarchy will represent us, and the Church’s
unwavering teaching, at the Synod this autumn.