Showing posts with label Catholic Herald. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Catholic Herald. Show all posts

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Maundy Thursday: please now sign the petition 'Support our Priests'

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This is the petition which is separate to the letter to the press which many have signed in support of our courageous and faithful priests: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/support-our-priests. Please do sign it if you haven't already.

[In case you didn't know, these priests signed a letter asking the Synod members to uphold Church teaching on marriage. And this was printed in the Catholic Herald: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/03/24/nearly-500-priests-in-england-and-wales-urge-synod-to-stand-firm-on-communion-for-the-remarried.]

And, if you still haven't signed the letter to the press, you may do so here: http://marklambert.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/in-support-of-our-priests-our-families.html.

Please do sign and then encourage others who'd be interested in signing too.

What a wonderful thing to do on Maundy Thursday, the day that Christ instituted the Priesthood!

Monday, 30 March 2015

In support of our faithful priests, our families, and our Church


You may have seen the recent letter from more than 450 faithful 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, with the coordinators: Mark Lambert (mark@landbtechnical.com) and/or Andrew Plasom-Scott (andrewplasom_scott@me.com).

 
The Letter:

Dear Sir,

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.

 
Yours faithfully,