In a letter on behalf of bishops, Archbishop Smith, the second most senior active Catholic cleric in England and Wales, told priests: “The time to act is now.”
Welcoming the planned free vote, he wrote: “It is therefore particularly important at this time for all MPs to be made aware of the strength of feeling on this issue among their own constituents, and the Bishops have received requests from a number of laity about mobilising further action.
“The first key vote is likely to take place in early February so the time to act is now.
“We need to encourage as many people as possible to get involved. Please do all you can.”
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Catholic Church distributes 1,000,000 anti-marriage equality postcards at weekend masses in UK
Catholics are supposed to complete and then mail them to their Members of Parliament, asking them to vote against the Government’s plan to legalize same sex marriage, according to The Telegraph.