Kathy Shaidle replies in part to Andrew Sullivan:
…Unlike pro-gay "marriage" activists, divorcees, birth control users and those living together outside of wedlock are not campaigning to have their sins magically transformed into sacraments.
Organized gangs of troublemakers have yet to storm a cathedral and demand that the priest bless their IUDs. Those whose marriages are breaking up are not insisting that the Church invent a new ceremony to affirm their ok-ness. [Source]
I do wonder what a ceremony of ok-ness would be like? The Rite of Affirmation or the sacrament of Christian cessation where one is giving the grace to continue to do whatever it is they are already doing. Choosing an applicable scriptural verse might be difficult. We couldn’t have any of that "repent and …" or "go and sin no more" stuff. Maybe we could add the Me-atitudes – Blessed is me. Instead of what happened in the the old rite for confirmation you would instead slap the bishop if he dared disagree with you. The bishop would then apply a suitable oil perhaps like Sunflower oil because it sounds so happy and self-affirming, though it would need to be maintained at a luke-warm temperature. Then of course you would take on an appropriate affirmation name like "Narcissus" or "O Kay". During the ceremony Sinatra’s "I did it my way" would be played on a suitable instrument – anything but a pipe organ. The Sacrament of Affirmation would involve a special outpouring of good feeling from the person being affirmed about themselves. Instead of a Holy Card a pocket mirror could be given for remembrance of this special day. I really hope there aren’t any liturgists reading this. If they are then this text is copyrighted with no permission given to reenact.