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To: Pining_4_TX
You have hit on a good question. A favorite old priest of mine was once our diocesan exorcist. He favored giving communion to those who present themselves assuming that they are on a faith journey and God will eventually get through to them on all such issues. That their faith is a journey and kicking them out would leave them with no guidance or help. My only question is why that priest of Biden’s is proud of him, since Biden is such an obvious failure of his.

I wish I had the answer for you, I am for excommunicating them myself. Yes, I am a Catholic - a real practicing one! LOL

11 posted on 08/25/2008 2:06:39 PM PDT by tioga (so it's Obama Bin Biden?)
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To: tioga; Pining_4_TX

One of the things we’re overlooking is that there is a difference between a private individual who needs work on his attitude to abortion and a public figure, a leader, who actually makes decisions on the issue, supports it, promotes it and passes laws permitting or encouraging it.

Perhaps the first person, the private individual, needs lots of preaching and lots of prayer, and obviously the priest cannot be expected to quiz every person who comes up for Communion. But it is a scandal for a known public figure, a politician whose self-proclaimed views and actions are known to everyone and known to be in conflict with the teachings of the Church, to be admitted to Communion.

I am hoping some bishop somewhere will have the courage to tell Biden that he may not go to Communion in his diocese. Biden’s bishop, Saratelli, is very forthright on the issue in genearl, but he told his priests that they were not to make the decision on withholding Communion. Maybe this means that he himself is going to forbid Biden to go to Communion, after a due warning to repent?


19 posted on 08/25/2008 2:26:43 PM PDT by livius
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