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Same-Sex weddings at Catholic Cathedral?

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    sirlancelot
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    Recently, I was told that the Roman Catholic cathedral in Columbus could be rented for non-Catholic weddings and could rent the choir, etc. They also permit same-sex ceremonies. Is this true? IF this is accurate, how does the Catholic diocese justify this policy when the Church is so opposed to same-sex marriage and homosexuality?

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    Eugene_C
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    Recently, I was told that the Roman Catholic cathedral in Columbus could be rented for non-Catholic weddings and could rent the choir, etc. They also permit same-sex ceremonies. Is this true? IF this is accurate, how does the Catholic diocese justify this policy when the Church is so opposed to same-sex marriage and homosexuality?

    Non-Catholic groups can rent Catholic Churches, but the diocese won’t provide Catholic ceremonies for them, i.e. no wedding mass, no priests, no burial in Catholic cemeteries, etc.

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    OneBagTravel
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    IF this is accurate, how does the Catholic diocese justify this policy when the Church is so opposed to same-sex marriage and homosexuality?

    I’ll PM you the Pope’s snapchat, you can ask him.

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    CivilE
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    …how does the Catholic diocese justify this policy when the Church is so opposed to same-sex marriage and homosexuality?

    Given recent litigation concerning discrimination of services based on sexual orientation, especially if the church is located within the City limits (which has a non-discrimination ordinance that includes sexual orientation), they likely cannot refuse a same sex marriage unless they want to prohibit all non-Catholic ceremonies. My guess is that it is probably a needed income generator, therefore the almighty dollar wins the day.

    The catholic church, per their official doctrine, is not opposed to homosexuality. It is perfectly acceptable to be a homosexual and be within the full graces of the church as long as the person is celibate. Homosexuals are ok, homosexual acts are not.

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