From a reader, wondering about the veracity of the following…
“Current Catholic canon law requires that if someone remarried in a heterosexual marriage seeks confirmation/baptism having previously been in a legally recognized same-sex marriage, they need an annulment of the same-sex marriage.“
To even imagine treating consent exchanged between two men or two women as being anything like marriage is outside the scope of canon law, not to mention right reason.
A civil “same sex marriage” is, of course, no marriage at all. It has no canonical effect whatsoever for the fact that marriage between two members of the same sex is, by definition, impossible.
What is this? Yentl?