Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Quarter of England's Priests Write



A quarter of England and Wales' priests, that is just over a thousand, have written a letter about the Tory party's redefinition of marriage. The letter appears in today's Telegraph. I am proud I am part of that quarter!
As the signatures were collected over the Christmas period, I am sure that many of the other three quarters of us simply intended to sign but didn't get round to it.

Here is the Telegraph's backstory.

12 comments:

Nicolas Bellord said...

Excellent!

blondpidge said...

Thank you!!

Would you be able to publish or link to the text of the letter please Fr?

Richard Collins said...

Well done Father, that is such an encouraging action.

Et Expecto said...

This has already got quite a bit of news coverage on the radio this morning.

gemoftheocean said...

Bless you.

Genty said...

Brilliant. That must have taken some work. Almost 24/7 I should think. No wonder there was radio silence on your blog. And I thought you were having a well-deserved rest. . .
I had to look through the list on the LMS blog three times before I found you. There are lots of familiar names and one or two which were unexpected; a pleasant surprise.
This is a fine example of priests as leaders of their flocks and your action (all of you) will give us great heart.

Fr Ray Blake said...

Genty,
I wasn't the author or anything, just a signatory.

Supertradmum said...

Praise God for real shepherds, all. Thank you.

Nicolas Bellord said...

Oh dear! Now we can see the list of names - let us not succumb to the temptation of checking who did not sign it!

Deacon Augustine said...

Mr Bellord, I can assure you that the only reason Deacons' signatures are not on there also, is because we were not invited to sign it!

I imagine there would have been a couple of hundred more names there if we had been included.

Malvenu said...

Father Ray, what a great letter! Do you know if there is any way for priests to add their names to the list after the event, as it were?

I did check the list to see if my current PP had signed and was disappointed but, sadly, not surprised. If there is a facility for adding signatures to the list I will ask him to do so.

Thank you, Father.

andrew young said...

I did check the list to see if my current PP had signed and was disappointed but, sadly, not surprised. If there is a facility for adding signatures to the list I will ask him to do so.

And why do you think that you have the right to ask him to do so? That is his business and not yours.

Andrew Young, Edinburgh