Debate on Redefining Marriage Not Over

Friday, December 08 2006
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Most Reverend André GaumondThe Catholic Bishops of Canada, together with the members of the majority of faith communities and with many Canadians who have no particular religious affiliation, are deeply disappointed that the House of Commons has refused to reopen the debate on the redefinition of civil marriage and its impact on Canadian society, particularly the lives and rights of children.

Comment by the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops
Most Reverend André Gaumond, Archbishop of Sherbrooke

The Catholic Bishops of Canada, together with the members of the majority of faith communities and with many Canadians who have no particular religious affiliation, are deeply disappointed that the House of Commons has refused to reopen the debate on the redefinition of civil marriage and its impact on Canadian society, particularly the lives and rights of children.

As pastors and spiritual guides, the Catholic Bishops of Canada call on all Canadian Catholics:

For Catholics, marriage is an issue intimately related to human nature which has been created male and female. Catholic teaching on this remains consistent and constant: marriage is the exclusive union of one man and one woman. It is essential for all Canadians to continue this debate, despite the recent decision of the House of Commons.

+Andre Gaumond
Archbishop of Sherbrooke
President
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Last Updated on Friday, December 08 2006