According to the ABC's Lateline newsite, Catholic bishops in Victoria will write to over 80,000 parishioners, urging them to make submissions to the Senate inquiry into proposed amendments to the Marriage Act opposing any move to legalize same-sex marriage.

The site quotes the Bishop of Sale, the Most Reverend Christopher Prowse stating that any legalization of same-sex marriage will mean "a fragile institution like marriage and family will become more fragile".

The move, however, has been criticized by others.  Former NSW Premier and Catholic, Kristina Keneally, is quoted as saying that same-sex marriage should be allowed because it honours  "self-sacrificing love that people have for one another by giving them and recognising their right to celebrate that in marriage".

The full story and video can be found here.

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