So.. are the priests going to consult a master list of naughty Catholics before dishing out the communion?
How do they identify those who cannot receive communion?
I think this is just a gesture, not an enforceable edict.
Excuse me. Are you a Catholic?
Well, I see you didn’t last long! LOL
It’s certainly enforceable in the case of high-profile, well known politicians. I can assure you that every priest in DC recognizes, say, Nancy Pelosi or any of the others. But Wuerl is the weak link here, and I think it’s pretty safe to say that nothing will happen, not in DC nor probably in most of these politicians’ home dioceses, either.
BTW, this doesn’t come out of the blue. These people are usually first spoken to by the priest or bishop, warned, asked to change their lives, and then forbidden to receive Communion. So far there hasn’t been a “list,” although in the case of people who have been forbidden to receive Communion but still present themselves, I suppose that’s always a possibility. However, as I said, pro-abortion politicians are safe in DC.
with politicians their statements and voting record should be sufficient to identify them and their faces are well known. A NARL spokesperson who regularly shows up on the news would be readily identifiable. For those whose faces don’t show up but are major advocates of abortion I’m sure that there are people who will identify them. I’d assume that this would also apply to those who push for capital punishment as well.
For a lot of politicians...easy. Michigan Governor Granholm, for example...she probably attends two, maybe three churches on a regular basis. Every priest in the state knows who she is, knows whay her positions are. The same could be said for many elected officials.
I know a lot of priests and deacons. I even know a bishop pretty well. They all follow politics--not rabidly, but certainly well enough to know who the CINOs are.
maybe you missed this part:
” ...Catholics who publicly support abortion — especially politicians “
this is talk of PUBLIC FIGURES.