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Catholic Church has history with fractures

Published 11/28/2012, The Jamestown Sun

Imagine if Lennon Cihak, the Barnesville, Minn., teenager who recently was denied confirmation in the Roman Catholic Church, had kept his views supporting gay marriage to himself. He would have joined countless American Catholics who quietly observe a sort of a la carte Catholicism — disagreeing with the church’s positions on an issue here or there, yet contentedly embracing most of the church’s rich traditions and strict teachings.

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