Catholic chaplains given marching orders barring service to gay couples

(RNS) Catholic military chaplains cannot be forced to witness or bless a same-sex marriage, nor are they allowed to take part in any marriage counseling retreats that are open to gay couples under new rules issued by the Archdiocese for the Military Services. Participation in funerals of gay service members is also off-limits. But Catholic commanders may be able to facilitate same-sex benefits if they publicly register their objections.

Quote of the Day: Truck driver Harold Scott

“Anything that’s advancing the kingdom of Christ is not crazy at all.” — Wisconsin truck driver Harold Scott, who has spent $750,000 for more than two dozen Christian billboards along major highways. He was quoted by the Post-Crescent in Appleton, Wis.