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June 23rd, 2009
Busted Halo Cast #202 – Attend my son’s wedding?

Question: Am I right to not attend my son’s wedding if he disagrees with the church on certain issues?

Out of the Hayes: “Judge not lest ye not be judged”

Coming attractions and Church Search:

New Hampshire: Pelham

St. Patrick’s

12 Main Street


Please note that the editorial staff reserves the right to not post comments it deems to be inappropriate and/or malicious in nature, as well as edit comments for length, clarity and fairness.
  • Steve


    The wording doesn’t make much of a difference, in my opinion. A civil union or a same same-sex marriage is the celebration of a union that is inherently sinful. Your presence at either could be interpreted as your approving of such actions, which is why I would be uncomfortable attending one. However, there are personal considerations to such issues, so the Church wisely does not make explicit rules on things like this, from what I can tell, and people can disagree in good will.

    In either case, never stop loving or praying for the couple.

  • momo

    Jonathan, a civil union isn’t a marriage. It’s a *civil* union, not a religious one.

  • Jonathan

    As Catholics, are we allowed to attend a civil union of a gay couples even if we believe that marriage is between a man and a woman alone?

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