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To: Desdemona
How are we to know that this politician has not gone to Confession.

This is not a simple case of a sinner being reprimanded. The Church has always followed a different course of action when dealing with someone who is a public sinner. Someone who steals from his neighbor should be dealt with in the confessional (assuming this theft is not discovered by the neighbor). Someone who publicly states that anyone can steal from their neighbor and get away with it cannot just be dealt with in the confessional -- his actions are FAR MORE DESTRUCTIVE than the simple act of theft.

50 posted on 05/04/2003 8:13:29 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: Liz
bump read
51 posted on 05/04/2003 8:19:36 PM PDT by Liz
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