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 me or to one of the coordinators:


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, 

60 comments:

Someone said...

John Francis Burke
Diocese of Portsmouth

Matthew said...

Matthew Hazell, Diocese of Hallam

Andrew Plasom-Scott said...

I'll sign. Andrew Plasom-Scott (Lancaster)

FrereRabit said...

Have signed it already elsewhere and would encourage all to do so!

Martin said...

Martin Macgregor
Hexham & Newcastle

Celia said...

Celia Parker
Hallam

Iain Wood said...

Salford diocese

Unknown said...

Diocese of East Anglia

Jonathan Marshall said...

Jonathan Marshall
Clifton diocese

Ben Trovato said...

Thanks all;

Unknown of East Anglia: unless Unknown is your name, I don't think I can count that as a signature.

Ben Whitworth said...

Ben Whitworth
Diocese of Aberdeen

(St Ignotus of East Anglia is perhaps the least remembered of the companions of St Felix of Dunwich ...)

oldconvert said...

Jane Beaton
Diocese of Wrexham

Nicola Randall said...

Nicola Randall
Lancaster Diocese

Nicola Randall said...

Nicola Randall
Lancaster Diocese

Frank Ashcroft said...

I'll sign

Frank Ashcroft Plymouth (term time) and Leeds (school holidays)

Tina Hope said...

Delighted to sign, great to have priests and laity endorsing the Church's teaching.Tina Hope,Birmingham.

Stephen Davis said...

Stephen Davis, Southwark

Stephen Davis said...

Stephen Davis, Southwark

Crouchback said...

Jim McPake Carlisle, Cumbria.

Michael Merrick said...

Michael Merrick
Diocese of Lancaster

Melanie Newbould said...

Salford

benedict said...

Please add my signature

Martin Gardner

Diocese of Aberdeen

Seventy3books said...

John H. Diocese of Westminster

Triometric said...

Sonja Woodman
Arundel and Brighton
(Count me in)

Monica said...

Joe Smiles
Archdiocese of Birmingham

Thomas B said...

Thomas Bridge,
Diocese of Brentwood

Gerald Healy said...

Gerald Healy Liverpool Diocese

John Fitzgerald said...

John Fitzgerald
Diosece of Salford

Anonymous said...

Robert Allen
Diocese of Clifton

Daibhead Pádraig said...

DP O'Conchobhair Portsmouth

Anonymous said...

Marianne Smiles
Archdiocese of Birmingham

Anonymous said...

Marianne Smiles
Archdiocese of Birmingham.

David said...

Please add my signature:
David Edwards
Diocese of East Anglia

Anonymous said...

Annie Glasspool
Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

Gaëlle Marie-Paule said...

Gaelle Hendrickx
Diocese of Westminster

Anonymous said...

Catherine Pattinson
Diocese of Salford

Anonymous said...

Christine Dumouchel
Diocese of Charleston (USA)

Drew Hall said...

Drew Hall
Anglican Ordinariate

Anonymous said...

Felicity Howard
St Andrews and Edinburgh

Anonymous said...

Rebecca Short
Lancaster

Anya said...

Anne Grimer
St William of York, Reading

Anthony Readings said...

Signed,

Anthony Readings

Philip Campbell said...

Philip Campbell
Westminster

Philip Campbell said...

Philip Campbell
Westminster

Anne Howard said...

Anne Howard
Diocese of Southwark

Anne Howard said...

Anne Howard
Diocese of Southwark

Helen Casper said...

Helen Casper
Diocese of Los Angeles

Helen Casper said...

Helen Casper
Diocese of Los Angeles

Rhoslyn said...

Rhoslyn Thomas
Diocese of Southwark

Anonymous said...

Rachel Peck
Diocese of Lancaster

Efes said...

I'll sign

Efes said...

Agree

Anonymous said...

I thought I had already signed this but my name is not on the list so here goes again,
Mary C. Fagan.
Diocese of Leeds.

Elizabeth Wordley said...

Elizabeth Wordley
Diocese of Menevia

Anonymous said...

Christopher Massey
Diocese of Lancaster

Anonymous said...

Pauline Purcell
Northampton Diocese.

Anonymous said...

Jean Purcell
Northampton Diocese.

Anonymous said...

Patrick Purcell
Northampton Diocese.

Anonymous said...

Joanne Purcell
Northampton

Mike Ryan said...

Mike Ryan
Archdiocese of Glasgow