In an almost unbelievable move that defies every rational explanation, Cramner is being 'done' by the Advertising Standards Authority for running an online ad from the Coalition for Marriage. The ad is carried below.
Let me make my own position very clear, for the benefit of both the ASA and any confused or deluded individuals who may wish to read this blog. A natural marriage is defined by the catechism of the Council of Trent as 'the conjugal union between a man and a woman, both in legal status, establishing a perpetual and indissoluble communion of lives'. This applies to all humanity, Christian or non-Christian, baptised or non-baptised, and any marriage not conforming to this state is an unnatural marriage.
Furthermore, my church requires me to uphold marriage between a baptised man and a baptised woman as a Sacrament. The Council of Trent explained 'The grace that should enhance natural love, consolidate the indissoluble union, and sanctify the spouses was merited by Christ in His Passion, He who is the author and end of the venerable Sacraments'
In fact I am required to maintain the above by Canon Law (canon i, Sess. XXIV) under threat of the most dire penalties - "If any one shall say that matrimony is not truly and properly one of the Seven Sacraments of the Evangelical Law, instituted by Christ our Lord, but was invented in the Church by men, and does not confer grace, let him be anathema."
The declaration of anathema is a great and solemn thing and clearly for the faithful any amount of corporeal pain, punishment, torture and imprisonment is preferable to this casting out; in amice, stole and violet cope the Pontiff declares -
Wherefore in the name of God the All-powerful, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, of the Blessed Peter, Prince of the Apostles, and of all the saints, in virtue of the power which has been given us of binding and loosing in Heaven and on earth, we deprive N-- himself and all his accomplices and all his abettors of the Communion of the Body and Blood of Our Lord, we separate him from the society of all Christians, we exclude him from the bosom of our Holy Mother the Church in Heaven and on earth, we declare him excommunicated and anathematized and we judge him condemned to eternal fire with Satan and his angels and all the reprobate, so long as he will not burst the fetters of the demon, do penance and satisfy the Church; we deliver him to Satan to mortify his body, that his soul may be saved on the day of judgment
Whereupon all present declare "Fiat! Fiat! Fiat!"