Tuesday, October 4, 2011

No Same-Sex Unions at West Point's Cath. Chapel; No Cath.Chaplain Can Perform Same-Sex Wedding

The Cybercast News Service website reports today (October 4, 2011) that same-sex marriage ceremonies will not be allowed at the Catholic Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Taylor Henry -- director of public affairs at media relations for the Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA -- said "Holy Trinity is an actual Catholic parish, unlike the non-denominational chapels that are found on other military installations, and the only services held there are Catholic services. The Catholic Church does not perform the sacrament of matrimony for same-sex couples."

Henry added, "No Catholic chaplain is authorized to perform a same-sex marriage under any circumstances."

Last week, the U.S. Department of Defense said it is allowing military chaplains to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies both on and off U.S. military installations.

No comments:

Post a Comment