I’m on an email list with some great Catholics. A very kind and devout lady shared that someone very close to her is going to be united to her same sex friend in a civil celebration.
She has been invited and feels that her attendance would show love and support and not to attend would cause division leaving less chance to reach them with the Gospel.
I’m adamantly against this, even if the person would be your own child.
We debated and she became offended and felt judged. I promise that didn’t judge, or say anything harsh. I gave scripture, thoughts, examples of how the Church feels about attendance at other gatherings and how important our attendance or lack of attendance can be.
I don’t want to go into the entire discussion. I only want answers. I can find nothing that instructs in the area. I feel it is an area that is very important concerning doing the right thing, etc. If my thoughts, concerns and arguements are not a reflection of our Church I want to go back to the email list, repent, and tell them what is more true. But, if I’m on track, I want to go back to the list, continue the discussion but perhaps be more educated about it.
This wonderful person pointed out that God is not going to be mentioned ( I find that hard to believe, but take her at her word). She feels this makes a difference.
If you need more information that might make a difference as to whether to attend or not, let me know. Thanks so much! Lynn