Sunday, 29 March 2015

In support of our priests, our families, and our Church

You may have seen the recent letter from more than 450 priests in support of the Church’s teaching on marriage.

We would like to invite you to sign the letter below, to be sent to the press in support of them, and to encourage others to sign it.

To sign, please leave your name and your diocese in the comments box below, or if you prefer email them to us or to one of the coordinators:

Mark Lambert (mark@landbtechnical.com) or
Andrew Plasom-Scott (andrewplasom_scott@me.com)



The Letter:


Dear Sir,

We, the undersigned, wish to endorse and support the letter signed by over 450 priests in the recent edition of the Catholic Herald.

As laity, we all know from our own family experiences, or those of our friends and neighbours, the harrowing trauma of divorce and separation, and we sympathise with all those in such situations.

It is precisely for that reason that we believe that the Church must continue to proclaim the truth about marriage, given us by Christ in the Gospels, with clarity and charity in a world that struggles to understand it.

For the sake of those in irregular unions, for the sake of those abandoned and living in accordance with the teachings of the Church, and above all for the sake of the next generation, it is essential that the Church continues to make it quite clear that sacramental marriage is indissoluble until death.

We pray, and expect, that our hierarchy will represent us, and the Church’s unwavering teaching, at the Synod this autumn.



 Yours faithfully,



26 comments:

  1. Andrew McDowell - Hexham & Newcastle Diocese

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  2. Michael Gormally- Diocese of Westminster

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  3. James Belt, Clifton Diocese

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  4. Patrick Talbot - Hexham & Newcastle Diocese

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  5. Sheila Talbot - Hexham & Newcastle Diocese

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  6. Mariann Waller - Hexham & Newcastle Diocese

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  7. Brian Wacey Wrexham Diocese

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  8. Nicola Blaney Southwark Diocese

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  9. Ivana Cahill nottinghamshire diocese

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  10. I will gladly add my name to the list in support of our faithful and courageous priests.

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  11. T.W. Scott - Hexham & Newcastle Diocese

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  12. K. Rowland - Hexham & Newcastle Diocese

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  13. A. Johnson - Hexham & Newcastle Diocese

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  14. L. Dove - Hexham & Newcastle Diocese

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  15. E. Waller - Hexham & Newcastle Diocese

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  16. Susan McDowell - Hexham & Newcastle Diocese

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  17. James Wright - Hexham and Newcastle Diocese

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  18. Veronica Wright31 March 2015 at 22:48

    Veronica Wright - Hexham and Newcastle Diocese

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  19. Karen Wright - Hexham and Newcastle Diocese

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  20. I am pleased to support our valiant Priests in preserving truly Catholic ethics. Keith McAllister - Hexham & Newcastle

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  21. Pauline McAllister Hexham & Newcastle. Thank God for faithful Priests!

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  22. Thanks for posting this, and thanks to all who have signed, via the blogs or by direct email.

    I have asked your blog to email me any further names.

    We are hoping to have 451 signatories to match the 451 priests by the end of Easter day: and we are nearly there.

    We will be sending the letter to the Herald first thing on Monday.

    Please encourage anyone else you know to sign by then.

    Have a blessed Easter.

    Andrew

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  23. Cezary Namirski - Hexham and Newcastle Diocese

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  24. Marcin Bakowski - Hexham and Newcastle

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