FONT color=#3333ff>Domestic partners Michael
Meehan and Thomas Dysarz worried over how the Roman Catholic church would
receive their quadruplets, given the doctrine that homosexual acts are sinful
and surrogate motherhood is prohibited.
But yesterday, the Rev. Paul Prabell blessed the men as
he would any other parents and baptized their 3-month-old quadruplets at
Lexington’s Cathedral of Christ the King.
“This is what Christ would do,” said Meehan, the
quadruplets’ biological father, after the ceremony. “He blessed people who were
cast out of the church. (The babies) are God’s children. That’s how the church
should view it.” [Full
Can. 868 �1 For an infant to be baptized lawfully it is
1� that the parents, or at least one of them, or the person who lawfully
holds their place, give their consent;
2� that there be a wellfounded hope that the child will be brought up in the
catholic religion. If such hope is truly lacking, the baptism is, in accordance
with the provisions of particular law, to be deferred and the parents advised of
the reason for this.