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Scottish archbishop rallies faithful against same-sex marriage

Catholic World News - October 10, 2011

In a message to all the parishes of Glasgow, Archbishop Mario Conti has encouraged Catholics to organize against legal recognition of same-sex marriage.

Arguing that the government has embarked on a plan to “reconstruct society on ideological grounds,” the archbishop says that the Church will steadfastly oppose the redefinition of marriage—which should have been “unthinkable” in a Christian society.

(A BBC report on the archbishop's statement describes it as an "attack" on gay marriage. Since same-sex marriage does not exist in Scotland, it is impossible to "attack" it. The archbishop is defending the status quo against a proposal for radical change; in this case it would be more logical to say that the government is on the "attack.")

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