Loading
International bishops show support, solidarity for pro-family march in Spain

.- Bishops’ conferences around the world have voiced their support for the national pro-family demonstration scheduled to take place June 18 in Madrid and for the efforts of the Spanish bishops to protect marriage and the family. Thousands of Catholics from across Spain are expected to gather for tomorrow’s demonstration, which is organized by the Spanish Family Forum and backed by the bishops.

The Spanish government has already stated its intention to legalize same-sex marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt.

In an interview with Fides, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of the Mother of God archdiocese in Moscow described the situation in Spain, a country with an age-old Christian tradition, as “tragic.”

“What is at stake here is the family as God created it,” he said. “We must ask ourselves what sort of upbringing can be guaranteed to children who are denied the right to have a mother and a father? What will be the future of society ?

“We can never overestimate the important and determinant role of the mother in the education of children and, not least, in the handing on of the faith,” he continued.

The archbishop underlined the importance of collaborating with people of other faiths and Christian traditions to protect the family.

The Catholic bishops of Korea, Pakistan and Mongolia also voiced their full support for the bishops and the demonstration.

“I can assure the Church in Spain our prayers and our support,” said Bishop Wenceslao Padilla, Apostolic Prefect of Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

“We are in full spiritual communion with the Church in Spain in this most important campaign to protect the fundamental values of life and the family” said Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha, president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Pakistan.

The message issued by the Korean bishops read: “We, the Church in Korea, are with you as you strive to defend moral and social values in your country.”

The Korean bishops also welcomed the outcome of the recent referendum in Italy, saying it gave Catholics new courage to protect human life from conception to natural end.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic
Apr
25

Liturgical Calendar

April 25, 2014

Friday within the Octave of Easter

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Jn 21:1-14

Gospel
Date
04/25/14
04/24/14
04/23/14

Daily Readings


Saint of the Day

St. Mark, the Evangelist »

Saint
Date
04/24/14

Homily of the Day

Jn 21:1-14

Homily
Date
04/25/14
04/24/14
04/23/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: