Scottish Cardinal Draws Line in the Sand on Marriage


As we reported recently the Scottish parliament is considering redefining marriage. Scottisch Cardinal O'Brien all but reads them the riot act:

Cardinal Keith O’Brien will tell Scottish politicians this evening that ‘the family and marriage existed before the State and are built on the union between a man and a woman.’

The cardinal, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, will celebrate a Mass for politicians this evening at St Patrick’s Church, Edinburgh, and, in reminding them that ‘it is part of their vocation as politicians to work towards this common good,’ the cardinal will say: “Any attempt to redefine marriage is a direct attack on a foundational building block of society.”

The cardinal’s comments come as the Scottish Bishops voiced their concerns over the Scottish Government’s consultation on redefining marriage to include same-sex couples, a consultation that the bishops made clear the Church ‘strenuously opposes’ and will respond to. --Scottish Catholic Observer

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