This is a "thought" sin and while I do not agree with abortion in any way...There are other "sins"...How does a priest weed out the others??
You’re not a Catholic are you...
***Pass the communion...Let God settle it.
This is a “thought” sin and while I do not agree with abortion in any way...There are other “sins”...How does a priest weed out the others?? ***
I’m glad you asked. I see you don’t know the real meaning of confession. The priest is merely the representative of God. The priest forgives a sin on the condition that the repentant is telling the truth. If such repentant lies in Confession, he is committing still another sin. And THAT’S when God sorts it out.
The requirements for a good Confession:
Examination of conscience
Confession of any mortal sin
A true repentance for having sinned
Determination never to repeat the sin
Praying the Act of Contrition
Yes, there are other sins,
but suppose we take action against the rampant murder of the most innocent humans first, eh?
God will mete out the final punishment but one's conscience should prevent one from receiving unworthily, just as St. Paul warned nearly two millenia ago.
"For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come. Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord." 1 Corinthians 11:26-29
Your “pass the communion” comment shows utter disregard, and indeed, disrespect for exactly what Communion means to Roman Catholics. To a Catholic, s/he is receiving the body and blood of Jesus Christ. To Catholic’s it’s not bread and wine symbolizing Christ’s body and blood. It IS His body and blood. It is not taken lightly. Communion is a sacrament to be received by Roman Cathoics only, and only those Catholics in a state of grace. Roman Catholic politicians and others in the public forum who advance abortion are not in a state of grace.
Their ‘thoughts’ consist of allowing, promoting, and encouraging abortion and, more important, advancing public funds for abortion. That is more than a ‘thought,’ it is an action that results in the destruction of what the Church teaches is a human life. To the Catholic Church, that’s not a ‘sin,’ it’s a mortal sin.
I am not a Catholic, but I respect the Church’s unflinching position on abortion, and believe it is about time it reined in its politicians who are selling their souls for a few votes.