Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Queer Marriage? Not in NY Archdiocese.

Kudos to the Archbishop!

Following the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in New York in June, Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan has issued an official statement banning the use of Roman Catholic churches, facilities or properties for homosexual “marriage” ceremonies.

“No Catholic facility or property, including but not limited to parishes, missions, chapels, meeting halls, Catholic educational, health, or charitable institutions or benevolent orders, or any place dedicated, consecrated, or used for Catholic worship may be used for the solemnization or consecration of same-sex marriages,” the decree states.

The decree also states: “No items dedicated, consecrated, or used for the celebration of Catholic liturgy or sacred worship, including but not limited to sacred vessels, vestments, liturgical books or other items may be used for the solemnization or celebration of a same-sex marriage.”

Pretty much covers the waterfront.  Lawsuit will be filed by the gaygang of course.

Oh, there's more:

The archbishop has further decreed that “canonical sanctions” may be imposed on any Church personnel that participate in such ceremonies.

“No member of the clergy (priest or deacon) incardinated or assisting in the Archdiocese of New York, or any person while acting as an employee of the Church, may participate in the civil solemnization or celebration of a same-sex marriage, which includes but is not limited to providing services, accommodations, advantages, facilities, goods or privilege for such event. Ecclesiastical solemnization or celebration of same-sex marriages is expressly forbidden by Canon law.

Failure to adhere to this policy may result in the imposition of canonical sanctions.

Not to mention that their ass will be fired.


VSO said...

Good for him! How much you wanna bet the gaystapo will sue or legislate against Catholic Church, but not Islam?

Jim said...

I thought that Kardashian thing was a pretty queer marriage, you know.

Anonymous said...

Say what you will about Kardashian, at least she held it together longer than Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman.

Jim said...

"There's NO business like SHOW business!"