Minnesota Priest Defends Denial Of Confirmation Over Marriage Views

Minnesota priest Father Gary LaMoine wrote a letter to parishioners this weekend defending his decision to deny Confirmation to a teen who supports marriage equality. LaMoine falsely claimed that Lennon Cihak “chose not to enter into full communion with the Catholic community,” pointing out that he has spent time talking to the Cihak family “about their unwillingness to accept the teaching of the Church on marriage but to no avail.” Only if Cihak changes his mind on same-sex marriage will LaMoine consider allowing him to complete his Confirmation.