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A wedding cake made by supporters of same-sex marriage depicts a male and a female couple (PA photo)

How to argue against same-sex marriage

Peter D Williams says that the faithful can defend traditional marriage convincingly if we keep our language moderate and our tone light

It is hard to argue the case against gay marriage using the language of metropolitan liberals

Benedict XVI says the Church has in the past failed to communicate its teaching on marriage

The Coalition’s failure to do anything for marriage only shows how little it cares about the poor

Archbishop Nichols has signed the pastoral letter (Mazur/

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Bishops urge Catholics to defend distinctive nature of marriage

Cardinal O'Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh (PA photo)

Cardinal O’Brien says repercussions of introducing gay marriage would be immense

Cardinal O'Brien has been accused of 'absurd and inflammatory rhetoric' (PA photo)

It would be a disaster almost impossible to reverse: this is the time to put a stop to it

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We have taken this institution for granted for too long. Now the Coalition is showing how vital and precious it is