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Letters from Readers
Advise and Dissent

Homily on same-sex marriage ruling
sparks many responses

Editor's note: There was tremendous response after we published Rev. Dan Danielson's homily from the June 28 Mass at Corpus Christi Church in Piedmont as a commentary in our Oct. 5 issue. His homily was delivered after the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. Some media outlets republished selected parts of his homily, leading some to misinterpret his full message, and others may have missed some parts of it while reading. Here are two important passages from his homily:

"The Catholic Church is not going to be performing religious ceremonies or marriages for homosexual couples. That is clear. And the Church is not going to simply accept that any relationship other than a committed relationship between one man and one woman can properly be called marriage.

"… We are going to accept all our brothers and sisters, wherever they are in their journey toward the God who made them in His image and likeness. We are going to love them as God loves us all and accept them as God accepts us all …"

Our mission at The Catholic Voice is to inform, educate and inspire. We hope an open exchange of clearly labeled opinions, while not necessarily those of The Catholic Voice or the Diocese of Oakland, will help our readers to understand better others' thinking on critical issues facing the Church.

To provide more perspective, we are publishing additional columns, one by Rev. Raymond Gawronski, SJ (click here to read column), a professor of theology and spiritual director at St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, another by "Michael," (click here to read column) a practicing Catholic of the diocese who is also gay and one by national columnist George Weigel (click here to read column), along with a small sampling of the many letters we have received, click here to read letters. Also read Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ,'s column, click here to read Bishop's column.

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