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To: morphing libertarian; Venturer

Canon 915: Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or the declaration of a penalty as well as others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to communion.

“...there’s a question about whether this canon’’ – the relevant church law – “was ever intended to be used’’ to bring politicians to heel. He thinks not. “I stand with the great majority of American bishops and bishops around the world in saying this canon [Canon 915] was never intended to be used this way.’’ — from the thread [Archbishop] Wuerl: Why I Won’t Deny Pelosi Communion http://www.canonlaw.info/2009/03/abps-wuerl-c-916-burke-cc-915-916-on.html

Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard says it is “unfair and imprudent” to conclude that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his girlfriend, Sandra Lee, shouldn’t receive Communion simply because they’re living together. — from the thread Bishop: None of your business (Hubbard rejects Catholic expert’s criticism of Gov. Cuomo)

[Archbishop Timothy Dolan] also does not outright deny the sacrament to dissenting Catholic lawmakers, but he is seen as an outspoken defender of church orthodoxy in a style favored by many theological conservatives.
— from the thread US bishops elect NYC archbishop as head in upset (Catholic bloggers blamed) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2711746/posts?page=289#289


17 posted on 12/01/2012 2:06:47 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: daniel1212

They shouldn’t not only be denied Communion, they should be denied ever Sacrament including Extreme Unction.

It isn’t use to bring them to heel.It is used to rid the Church of their presence.It is not a bluff it is an acknowledgement that this person is no longer Catholic.Bring them to heel-— hell, it’s to toss them out of the Community of the Church.


19 posted on 12/01/2012 2:15:54 PM PST by Venturer
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To: daniel1212

They should not only be denied Communion, they should be denied ever Sacrament including Extreme Unction.

It isn’t use to bring them to heel.It is used to rid the Church of their presence.It is not a bluff it is an acknowledgement that this person is no longer Catholic.Bring them to heel-— hell, it’s to toss them out of the Community of the Church.


20 posted on 12/01/2012 2:16:00 PM PST by Venturer
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To: daniel1212

.....................and the abortions keep on going


21 posted on 12/01/2012 2:16:20 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: daniel1212

In my opinion, if Wuerl were correct, there would be no need for Canon 915, but since we do have it...shouldn’t it be adhered to?


27 posted on 12/01/2012 2:42:07 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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