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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"The selection of Sen. Joseph Biden as Barack Obama’s running mate is drawing a chorus of disapproval from Catholic intellectual and pro-life leaders because of Biden’s longstanding support for abortion. Most recently, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver has said that Biden should refrain from Communion."

They should condem the Obama's as well. Even though they aren't catholics. If they take communion in any other church it's still a unrepentant act and therefore injurious to their souls.

"Pelosi says the church doesn’t define when life begins.

That just goes to show what a fraud of a Catholic Pelosi is. The church fathers have always held that life begins with conception from the churches earliest days.

10 posted on 08/26/2008 12:08:29 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary

“They should condem the Obama’s as well. Even though they aren’t catholics. If they take communion in any other church it’s still a unrepentant act and therefore injurious to their souls.”

huh?
first of all - the bishops can only address catholics. The other churches must take care of themselves.
This is related to catholic teaching regarding the eucharistic sacrifice - a teaching that is only shared by a handful of other denominations.

The Obama’s church does not share this teaching, so their receiving of communion in their own church is not an issue to be addressed by catholic bishops.


16 posted on 08/26/2008 1:01:11 PM PDT by Scotswife
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