I am a retired Catholic Priest on inactive status. I perform marriages as a Non- Denominational Minister. I have been performing weddings in San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterrey, and San Francisco since 1971. I perform weddings for couples of ALL religious backgrounds, and even for couples who want absolutely nothing religious in their ceremony. I have planned and performed thousands of weddings. In the planning time I have never presented Ceremonies A, B and C for the bride and groom to review, with them having to choose the ceremony that would do “the least damage to their relationship”. Rather, I plan each ceremony with the bride and groom so that the celebration is exactly what they want it to be. It usually takes only one, two hour planning session to accomplish this. The ceremony we plan may be very traditional or just the opposite. It is also a great joy for me to celebrate the ELOPEMENT. I speak SPANISH. I celebrate Quinceañeras and wedding anniversaries. It is now a great honor of mine to be able to celebrate the same-sex ceremonies. Remember, the only thing that makes somebody holy is determined by how loving they are. Nothing else is as important.