Being trained to be an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion:
Let's start with the Bruce Jenner syndrome. Let's say a parish has someone like him who is changing the outward appearance of his gender to that of a female and doing so through bodily mutilation. Or let's say that someone has obsessively tattooed or pierced their body to include hands and face and scalp and elongated their earlobes and other sorts of things. And finally let's presume that they are not acting out sexually but live chaste lives. For example, in the Bruce Jenner scenario, even though his outward appearance is that of a woman he remains validly married to his wife.
Can a person like this become:
1. a choir member?
2. an usher?
3. a lector?
4. an adult altar server?
5. an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion?
6. a cantor
7. a member of the parish, simply participating from the pew and receiving Holy Communion?
Now let's say that a parish has an openly homosexual couple and like many heterosexual couples snuggle in the pews as a heterosexual couple would and at the sign of peace kiss each other as a heterosexual couple would.
--Should a priest or the pastor say something or would this be homophobic especially if heterosexuals are allowed to do so?
Finally, when same sex civil marriage becomes the law of the land, should the parish acknowledge in any way this civil union as we do for heterosexual Catholics who are in civil marriages not recognized by the Church? For example we have many Catholic heterosexuals in invalid marriages but we still list them in our census as Mr. and Mrs. and in our pictorial directory it is clear they are married couples even if the marriage is considered invalid or adulterous by the Church.
Of course these heterosexual couples are allowed to attend Mass and in fact encouraged to do so, but have a canonical censure against them regarding the reception of Holy Communion. Of course the pastor or priest must make this clear to them.
Should the same thing be done for homosexuals in civil unions? Should they be told not to receive Holy Communion unless they are living in a siblings relationship (which presumes there is no incest if they are brothers or sisters or whatever?) Of course incest might become the next thing to be normalized by our government's magisterium.