Monday, March 12, 2007
PUBLIC ADVOCACY FOR GAY MARRIAGE = NO COMMUNION
NOR links this story of another courageous priest:
Leah Vader grew up in the Catholic church. She went to Catholic school. She took communion every week. But on March 1, she got a letter from the Rev. Cliff Jacobson, the pastor of St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, which she attends.
The letter said that “because of your union and your public advocacy of same-sex unions, that you are unable to receive communion.”
Vader and her spouse, Lynne Huskinson, were married in Canada. They’ve been outspoken advocates for gay rights. Vader brought Huskinson to the church and she was baptized in 2000. The two have been a fixture at the church since 1998.
But what is one to make of this line from the story? Huskinson and Vader have gotten invitations from several other churches already. But it’s not quite the same. Would that be other Catholic churches? Uhm...Roman Catholic churches?
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for courage for our priests!