Cardinal Brady yesterday came out strongly against the Governments plans to introduce a Civil Union Bill next year.
“This will effectively dissolve the special status of marriage between a man and woman enshrined in the Constitution,” the Cardinal claimed. “This would indeed be a ‘revolution’, perhaps the greatest in the history of the Irish family”.
Full article in the Independent
Yet today in front of Oireachtas Committee on Ireland’s Future in the European Union “he said that the Church would not take a position on Lisbon as it ’would get people’s backs up’ and may be seen as showing contempt for voters”. (Breakingnews.ie).
Nearly every political party which stood for election last year had a part for Civil Unions (or Marriage in case of Greens) in their manifesto’s. So basically the church by opposing this is showing contempt for the voters? Is it not? I know there is sizable opposition to the recognition of same-sex relationships but the majority, as proven in poll after poll prove they support it.
Thankfully the Government are sticking to the programme for Government and pressing ahead!