Saturday, April 16, 2011

Breaking News from the Diocese of San Joaquin


Dear Friends,

Last week the Equality Commission and I met. We discussed the next steps in this diocese toward the blessing of same sex unions. One of the products of the discussion was the following Q and A document. It will provide some definitions and clarify some of the terms that are used to describe the sacramental blessing of a sacred union.

Please read the introduction and the conclusion carefully and thoughtfully. They will provide a context for the discussion.

Faithfully Yours,

From the "Q&A" document referenced above:
The Provisional Bishop of San Joaquin is authorizing the use of a rite for the “Sacramental Blessing of a Sacred Union.” This sacramental rite maybe used to bless the union of a man and a woman or it may be used to sacramentally unite persons of the same gender.
Read the rest here


Ann said...

Is authorizing or is talking about authorizing? A discussion or a done deal?

Carolyn Woodall said...

It is a done deal Ann. Pentecost is the big day.

Carolyn Woodall said...

A done deal, Ann. The big day is Pentecost.