Scottish cardinal breaks off talks with government on same-sex marriage
Catholic World News - August 21, 2012
Cardinal Keith O’Brien of Edinburgh has ended talks with the Scottish government on a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage.
The cardinal took action after the government rejected his plea for a public referendum on the issue. Polls have shown that two-thirds of Scotland’s people oppose the government’s plan.
A spokesman for Cardinal O’Brien said that the prelate had tried to maintain a constructive dialogue with the government, but “that can be difficult when you feel that everything you have had to say, to date at least, has been completely ignored.”
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond issued a statement responding to the cardinal’s action, saying that “this is an honest disagreement over policy.” A spokesman added that “Mr. Salmond holds the cardinal in the highest regard and will always do so.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($14,842 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!