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Kennedy dispute reveals divide among Catholics
Associated Press ^ | Mon Nov 23, 9:18 am ET | RAY HENRY

Posted on 11/23/2009 9:56:26 AM PST by Bullpine

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A bitter dispute over abortion that prompted Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop to ask Rep. Patrick Kennedy not to receive Holy Communion has revealed the depth of the divide among Catholics over how politicians should reconcile their faith with their public duties.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: abortion; catholic; catholicpoliticians; communion; schism; senate
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To: DallasSun
I apologize for making it seem like I was "piling on". I have a problem sometimes when I post before reading the thread first.

I can tell you this particular priest, since I have narrowed it down to one person, is very good to her and has been a great comfort to her and he has told her she has been forgiven as all sinners are when they repent.

In my church's RE program for middle-schoolers, we devote the two weeks before Thanksgiving with a Reconciliation Prep class, followed by a Reconciliation service. The priest asked the kids, "what is the one sin that can never be forgiven?" His answer? "The one that is never confessed."

This country is too divided when it comes to the abortion issue. I just don't see where Roe v. Wade will ever be overturned. Accordingly, the battle lines are drawn on federal funding.

61 posted on 11/23/2009 4:20:34 PM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: DallasSun

I have compassion for women who have had an abortion and have come to terms with the fact that they must live with the regret of that decision.

Yes, the whole meaning of salvation is that the good God extends his mercy and forgiveness-—”Though your sins be as scarlet, I will make them as white as snow”, Sacred Scripture tells us. But that means that repentance and forgiveness also calls for a turning away from sin, and the resolve to sin no more (as Jesus told the Samaritan woman).

As for not “making the choice for someone else”, abortion leaves deep scars and a pervasive depression. According to the famous, late-great psychiatrist, Dr. Conrad Baars, “Abortion is a form of psychic self-destruction and if practiced on a large scale will have the gravest consequences for any society which condones it...and will provoke (in the woman) a depression which in my experience is malignant and incurable.”

Wouldn’t it be morally correct to do what one can to prevent this from happening to someone else?

A live baby is a live baby, and a dead one is a very dead one.

It becomes a moral responsibility to do what you can to save a life, just as surely as if you pulled someone out of a burning car or a brother soldier out of the line of fire on the battlefield.

Scripture tells us that we are to “Choose life”.

It’s a noble and holy choice.

62 posted on 11/23/2009 4:31:08 PM PST by Running On Empty ((The three sorriest words:"It's too late"))
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To: Bullpine
Just like any other Christian denomination, Catholics are divided.

There those that live their faith and those that do not.

63 posted on 11/23/2009 4:41:17 PM PST by grand wazoo
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To: DallasSun
Now come on, don't be a knucklehead......Rev. Graham does NOT know more than you in this KNOW that a VENIAL sin is NOT as DIRE as a MORTAL sin....sin IS sin, but there ARE DEGREES. geesh....I knew the difference in the 2nd. grade!!

I like Rev. Graham also, but I did him him say that Clinton just couldn't help himself because women just threw themselves at him.......double he's a DEMOCRAT, and I never go with what a Democrat says.

64 posted on 11/23/2009 5:18:36 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Learn What Patrick Kennedy already knows. I wish people would watch this and be informed about what abortion really is, eugenics.

On December 3rd we will have a free showing of, Ma-afa, the below movie, for Rhode Island at the Warwick public library at 6pm. Please come!
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15

65 posted on 11/23/2009 6:51:19 PM PST by chrisyoung09 (Abortion is eugenics)
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