Northern Ireland: bishops urge legislators not to approve same-sex marriage
Catholic World News - April 29, 2014
The bishops of Northern Ireland have urged legislators to reject a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage.
“We ask you to reaffirm the unique value to children and society of the mutual and complementary roles of a mother and father, committed to a loving and life-long relationship to each other in marriage,” the bishops said in their open letter. “We ask you promote the value of children being brought up, where possible and in their best interests, by their biological parents.”
“We ask you not to undermine the principle of equality by applying it inappropriately to two fundamentally different types of relationship,” the bishops continued. “We ask you to strengthen and support marriage between a woman and a man as a unique and highly valued institution of vital importance to the good of society. We therefore appeal to you to reject the forthcoming motion on what the motion describes, inappropriately, as ‘Marriage Equality.’”
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 ($14,373 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!