From THE TELEGRAPH:
The Most Rev Peter Smith, the Archbishop of Southwark and one of the most senior Roman Catholics in the country, said the state must not attempt to redefine marriage.
"Whilst we welcome the Prime Minister's support of marriage, family life and especially the care of children, the proposed redefinition of marriage cannot be right," he said.
"Marriage by its very nature is between a man and a woman and it is the essential foundation of family life. The state should uphold this common understanding of marriage rather than attempting to change its meaning."
The Catholic Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, the Rt Rev Kieran Conry, warned that Mr Cameron would not be given "an easy ride on this”.
“I think the Church will have to do something. We can’t just let this slide by and say we are not interested," he said.
COMMENT: I think that if the Vatican Nation has problems with the ethics of my country's decision to change the law in this respect they should pursue their complaint through the European Court for Human Rights.
Oh no, they can't do that, of course. Although the Vatican is stuck in the middle of a modern European city it is still a tin pot dictatorship and is not signed up to the democratic institutions of the European Union. They'll just have to resort to threatening British citizens with excommunication again, although that hasn't been a very successful ploy in Britain up to now. In fact, as a plan of action it is prone to backfiring. What can I say? Xenophobia is in our blood. That's not a nice thing but it does have its advantages especially when another European nation decides that they are going to invade us.