From a reader…
I am invited to my Aunt’s wedding ceremony to her same-sex partner. My family has in the past received conflicting advice from parish priest’s on the issue. One said skip the ceremony and go to the reception; another said to go because you can support the person if not what they are doing. I understand that the Church does not forbid attending invalid weddings, but those responses don’t seem totally satisfactory. What’s your view?
My view… my view….
I think you must not attend either the ceremony or the reception.
This is not like a Catholic and non-Catholic “mixed” marriage situation. Nor it is like a “second marriage” scenario between a man and a woman.
We can’t participate in these situations.
In some cases, as mentioned above, which at least don’t violate natural law and basic common sense, some level of participation could involve attending a reception. But not this, even at the risk of splits in the family.
Moderation queue is ON.