Catholics in England and Wales are being urged to send postcards to their MPs as part of the Church campaign against government plans to introduce gay marriage.
The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales is circulating one million postcards to parishes for Catholics to sign and send on this weekend.
The cards urge MPs to vote against the bill to legislate for same-sex marriage being introduced into Parliament later this month. They state that marriage between a man and a woman is the foundation of society and that the Government has no mandate to redefine its meaning.
In an accompanying letter sent to priests, the Archbishop of Southwark, Peter Smith, said that urgent action must be taken before Parliament votes on the bill, initially probably early next month.
via The Tablet .
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