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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Catholics And Same Sex Marriage in Washington State

                                                 Governor Chris Gregoire
                                            A Courageous Catholic Leader

A friend called before 7:00 AM this morning to make sure that I heard the story on NPR about the vote for marriage equality in Washington State. He said that NPR interviewed the pastor at St. Joseph's Church in Seattle who supports civil marriage for same sex couples. The pastor, according to the story, received overwhelming support from the parish.

At the close of the story, a young fifteen year old girl who has reached Confirmation age, is asked her opinion. The interviewer suggests her opinion is reflective of a newer and yournger generation of Roman Catholics.

The link to that story on Morning Edition is here.
Interviews with Catholics about Same Sex Marriage in Seattle


  1. As someone getting her feet wet again by going back to church for the first time in years, and also as someone who believes wholeheartedly that same sex marriage should be legalized, this has been a very trying time for me. I really look up to Gov. Gregoire and I hope and pray that a new generation of Roman Catholics is emerging and that we are riding a changing tide.

  2. Katie,
    Thank you for your comment. I know for folks who believe in same sex marriage it has been a walk through the wilderness when it comes to the church. Like you, I often feel that I live on the edges. With you, I hope and believe there is a new generation of Catholics emerging and that the tide is changing. Thanks again.

  3. As a young Catholic, involved in young Catholic groups and associations, I'd tentatively suggest that that 'new tide' is more faithfully orthodox than the old one of which Governor Gregoire is part.