Vice President Joseph Biden’s recent marriage rite was wrong (CNY, Aug. 18).
I am grateful to Archbishops Joseph Kurtz and Thomas Wenski and Bishop Richard Malone for defending the sacredness of the sacrament of marriage. They along with Pope Francis are simply saying that this union is only to be shared between a man and woman. Biden could have let another official perform this ceremony, but instead he chose to act against the teachings of the Church. He has created more confusion among American Catholics who lately seem to be more accepting of same-sex marriage.
Thomas P. Folan