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Bishop Malooly’s statement regarding Biden officiating at same-sex marriage

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Bishop Malooly sent the following statement to priests of the Diocese of Wilmington, Aug. 5, after Vice President Joe Biden officiated at a same-sex marriage at the Vice President’s residence in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 1.

“I share with you this link to a statement that was released [Aug. 5] from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops regarding the recent and disappointing public celebration of a same-sex union.

“I have spoken to and consulted with the leaders of our conference and completely concur with this statement. We join together in clarifying our Catholic teaching and upholding our beliefs.”

Here is the link to the full text of the U.S. bishops’ “Faithful Witness to Marriage” statement:

http://usccbmedia.blogspot.com/2016/08/faithful-witness-to-marriage.html

A groom and bride hold hands on their wedding day. Bishop Malooly has issued a statement on the "disappointing" celebration of a same-sex marriage where Vice President Joe Biden officiated. (CNS file photo/Jon L. Hendricks)
A groom and bride hold hands on their wedding day. Bishop Malooly has issued a statement on the “disappointing” celebration of a same-sex marriage where Vice President Joe Biden officiated. (CNS file photo/Jon L. Hendricks)

The Catholic News Service story on the statement from the U.S. bishops’ conference, is on The Dialog website’s National section at:

http://thedialog.org/bishops-biden-created-confusion-over-church-teaching-a-counter-witness-for-presiding-at-wedding/