Bishops of England & Wales Plan to Rally 1 Million+ Catholics for Marriage


The UK Telegraph on a massive showing of support for marriage in the UK:

The Roman Catholic Church is planning to enlist the support of more than a million regular worshippers in opposition to Government plans for same-sex marriage.

Senior bishops are preparing to draw up a letter to be read at Masses across England and Wales when the Government consultation on plans to redefine marriage gets under way later this month, it is understood.

It would be only the second time in recent history that a joint pastoral letter on behalf of all Catholic bishops in England and Wales has been issued on an issue of political importance.

Meanwhile the Sun reports:

an e-petition opposing gay marriage is expected to hit 100,000 signatures this week — which would trigger a Commons debate on the issue.

Coalition of Marriage spokesman Colin Hart — who started the petition — said: "This shows how many people care about marriage.

"Those who signed the petition come from all walks of life — religious and non-religious — and are all united by their support for the traditional definition of marriage."