Perhaps then we should identify where the line has been drawn before with regard to the denial of Communion
The Bishops are stating publicly that these politicians, who are calling themselves Catholics in their campaign literature and using their 'Catholicism' on the stump, are causing scandal by presenting themselves for reception of Communion. By their receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus, they are presumably accepting the teachings of the Church, but by voting FOR abortion, and speaking out for the so called 'right to choose', they are being vocal in their defiance of those teachings. The Bishops are simply asking for truth in advertising.
posted on 01/16/2004 9:23:01 PM PST
I might not have been clear. I understand exactly what both Bishops have done and most of why. Both say the subject legislators should not take Communion, but one says priests should deny Communion if those legislators present themselves for it. What I don't understand is what has caused Catholics to be denied Communion in the past. Where have those lines previously been drawn?
And a non-Catholic Christian(myself) would urge all Bible
believing Christians to support the Bishops in this-- if we
support the moral principles these Bishops support--and hold the separatist politicians accountable perhaps there
will be some measure of hope for America. Name the names --
mark the beast-defend the Faith-Praise God.For God is our
salvation-- not the bloody godless State.
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