Confraternity of Catholic Clergy’s “Statement in support ofMarriage”

The conference I attended in Rome, held by the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, has concluded.   The CCC groups represented were from Australia, Ireland, the UK, and USA.

The CCC issued a joint statement, HERE, which follows (my emphases):

Statement in support of marriage

The International gathering of Confraternities of Catholic Clergy meeting in Rome (January 5th to 9th 2015), have discussed issues pertinent to the forthcoming Synod on the Family in response to the Holy Father’s call for reflection. The fathers pledge their unwavering fidelity to the traditional doctrines regarding marriage and the true meaning of human sexuality as proclaimed in the Word of God and set out clearly in the Church’s Ordinary and Universal Magisterium.
Confraternity priests from Australia, Great Britain, Ireland and the United States commit themselves to the work of presenting anew the Good News about marriage and family life in all its fullness and helping, with the Lord’s compassion, those who struggle to follow the Gospel in a secular society. The Confraternities, furthermore, affirm the importance of upholding the Church’s traditional discipline regarding the reception of the sacraments and that doctrine and practice must remain firmly and inseparably in harmony.

I urge you faithful priests to join your respective groups.  Not faithful?  Get your head and heart straightened out and then join.





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  1. Kathleen10 says:

    There’s a clear statement. God bless our faithful clergy.

  2. Mike says:

    CCC also has lay associate members, of whom I just became one of the latest. Thanks to you, Fr. Z, and all faithful priests for offering courageous witness to an increasingly hostile world that yet so badly needs it.

  3. Choirmaster says:

    This is a very, very good statement. Very edifying to read, and no way to misconstrue the intended meaning. Such clarity is always welcome and refreshing!

    What a great organization, Father. Thank you for being a member and also for reporting to us on their doings and notifying us when they issue public statements like this.

  4. Deacon Augustine says:

    Concise, to the point and Catholic. Bravo CCC!

  5. Indulgentiam says:

    DEO Gratias! Clear unambiguous defenders of The Faith. Thank you Fathers for shinning a light in the darkness. GOD bless you all.

  6. ChrisRawlings says:

    Cardinal Burke’s homily at San Pietro was amazing and so deeply pastoral. The irony is that as some cheer his supposed episcopal downfall, his prominence has actually grown considerably. That is a good thing in the life of the Church.

  7. Mike says:

    How I wish other groups in the Church would issue similar statements! God bless those priests!

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