So what happens when a gay man or woman serving his or her country seeks guidance from a priest? Does the priest withhold a blessing? Would the priest have freedom to espouse the Catholic teaching that homosexuality is objectively disordered?
I know the answer to this one and I am not even Catholic.
Seeking guidance or asking for a blessing is not and has never been an issue. If requested, the Catholic Chaplain is obviously going to do whatever he can to provide guidance to the gay service member, including prayer and blessings (as appropriate).
However, what he is not going to do is violate the beliefs he has sworn to protect and uphold by delivering sacraments to those who are not qualified to receive them.
posted on 10/04/2011 12:42:23 AM PDT
(If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
BTTT for your great answer!
posted on 10/04/2011 6:17:00 AM PDT
("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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