Cardinal in Scotland calls on politicians to 'sustain rather than subvert marriage'

Cardinal Keith O’Brien, president of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, today called on politicians to ‘sustain rather than subvert marriage.’

Scotland’s bishops are setting up a special commission to protect the family as the Church’s relationship with the Scottish Government becomes ‘increasingly difficult’ over the planned legalisation of same-sex ‘marriage.’

A message from Scotland’s bishops will be read al all vigil and Sunday Masses this weekend on what the Scottish hierarchy has called Marriage Sunday. “We wish to affirm and celebrate the truth and beauty of the Sacrament of Matrimony and family life as Jesus revealed it; to do something new to support marriage and family life in the Catholic community and in the country; and to reinforce the vocation of marriage and the pastoral care of families which takes in the everyday life of the Church in dioceses and parishes across the country,” the say in the pastoral letter.

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Full report will be posted on Friday at

The Bishops have really surprised me in Scotland, they’re really committed to sustaining true faith. There are the rotten apples, but most at committed.

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