In all charity, “want” has no bearing on hope.
A gay couple will not get a dispensation because there is no way for a gay marriage to ever become sacramental marriage.
No, that’s a diversion.
We can celebrate a sin because someone might one day repent?
Katie I no longer have any idea what the relevance of your comments are to anything I may have contributed.
I don’t know why u asked me the question regarding your family either.
No. The civil marriage or mixed wedding of a man and a woman has the possibility of becoming sacramental. By attending in good faith and to preserve family relationships, it is possible to attend. There is hope.
You can also talk to your priest if you doubt this.
I brought this point up to my spiritual director, as my job is related to weddings and engaged couples. My question was, how can I step away from same sex clients, yet still be able to assist those who are marrying civilly. This is the point of difference that was explained to me.
Well…personally my wife and myself would not attend a “gay” wedding because of how we see our Catholic faith on this subject…we would not shun the couple involved but would let them know it is purely our position and in no way meant to judge them…in fact one of our grand daughters is “married” to another woman…my wife has made it clear that we are against that form of marriage but she knows that we love her just the same and wish her every happiness even though we don’t agree with her decision…what makes her circumstances different than many is that she has a medical condition where her testosterone levels are those of a man…at one time she was on medication to control this but it wasn’t working and only making her very ill so she stopped taking it…we did not attend her “wedding” because it was in another state…but she knows that we wouldn’t have attended anyway…she understood that…we are in fact hoping to go visit them next summer…while I think every Catholic should follow Catholic doctrine on moral issues like homosexuality there are probably many Catholics who may not see attending a “gay” wedding as encouraging the same… even though we wouldn’t attend I don’t see it as encouraging homosexuality of any other Catholic who would attend…only God can know what is in their heart on this matter
Since Mary and Joseph’s relationship was never consummated, surely it was not a marriage, since it was not completed. In the modern world, the Church would have annulled, that is, stated the marriage never existed, on request.
The choice not to consummate was mutual. The possibility of annulment arises when it is not a mutual thing. How does this connect to the topic of the thread?
Don’t know where you get this. Mutual agreement does not allow the graces of marriage to flow. Only sex does that.
Don’t know where you get this either. [You’ve heard of a Josephite marriage? Did you think it lacked grace?] Again I ask - what is the connection to the thread?
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