For the past severs days your newspaper has published multiple articles on so-called same sex marriages. In these articles you have twice published photographs of a Rev. Jim Lehman, of Holy Family Ecumenical Catholic Church, performing a "marriage" ceremony for same sex couples. We have a large Catholic population in San Juan County, and it is very important that they understand that the Holy Family Ecumenical Catholic Church is not approved by any Catholic Bishop in this country. The U.S. Catholic Bishops have made it very clear that so-called same sex marriages are morally wrong and can never be approved by the Catholic church no matter what legal, political or social pressures are used against it.


Father Frank Chacon, Pastor

St. Mary's Catholic Church