Skip to comments.Those in Mortal Sin Can't Go to Communion, Says Pope
Posted on 03/14/2005 9:40:26 PM PST by Salvation
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Where in the bible does it say that the the Word of God is only contained in the Bible; where in the bible is the phrase sola scriptura?
**Of course, it's more a "tempest in a teapot" as almost no one listens to them anymore.**
Some people may choose not to listen to the Pope -- but that in itself may be their undoing.
2276 Those whose lives are diminished or weakened deserve special respect. Sick or handicapped persons should be helped to lead lives as normal as possible.
Thus an act or omission which, of itself or by intention, causes death in order to eliminate suffering constitutes a murder gravely contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living God, his Creator. The error of judgment into which one can fall in good faith does not change the nature of this murderous act, which must always be forbidden and excluded.
2278 Discontinuing medical procedures that are burdensome, dangerous, extraordinary, or disproportionate to the expected outcome can be legitimate; it is the refusal of "over-zealous" treatment. Here one does not will to cause death; one's inability to impede it is merely accepted. The decisions should be made by the patient if he is competent and able or, if not, by those legally entitled to act for the patient, whose reasonable will and legitimate interests must always be respected.
2279 Even if death is thought imminent, the ordinary care owed to a sick person cannot be legitimately interrupted. The use of painkillers to alleviate the sufferings of the dying, even at the risk of shortening their days, can be morally in conformity with human dignity if death is not willed as either an end or a means, but only foreseen and tolerated as inevitable Palliative care is a special form of disinterested charity. As such it should be encouraged.
You would; I would not.
Anyway, the original discussion was that there were too many Catholics who DO go to Mass also going to Communion. I don't agree with that.
"Michael Shiavo -- He can check out this from the Catechism of the Catholic Church"
So can these people:
Judge George W. and Patricia Greer (The judge that ordered Terri's feeding tube removed.) 200 Dolphin Pt. #201 Clearwater, FL 34630
George J. Felos (Michael's attorney who is also an euthanasia activist.) 2210 Harbor View Dr. Dunedin, FL 34698-2526
Thank you for those additions!
All sins can be forgiven. The Sacrament of Reconciliation delivers such awesome graces, why deny yourself? Please go to Confession! God bless you in your journey back to the church.
"My fear is that I have committed sins that can't be forgiven... That is why I am so scared to go to confessions..."
All sins can be forgiven if one is truly penitent and has a firm purpose of amendment.
The only sins which cannot be forgiven are those which cannot be repented such as dying in a state of apostasy. Obviously if you were an apostate, you would not go to Confession and hence would not be able to repent and receive absolution for those sins.
If you have returned to Holy Mother Church and want to receive forgiveness and absolution for all your past sins then you can. If you have genuinely forgotten serious sins committed in your past then you can be absolved of these too by asking forgiveness for all your past sins.
I believe that is for the poster of the thread and the Admin Moderator/Religion Moderator to decide. Cool it.
"I was informed by CouncilofTrent that this was a Catholic thread and therefore I assumed my input was not welcomed."
Since when did any individual poster have the authority to speak for everyone else on the thread, or the forum as a whole for that matter?
If this is a "Free"Republic then you have as much right to contribute to any thread you want to as anyone else.
If you really don't want to be part of it, then my apologies for pinging you to it again.
There's nothing that the priest hasn't heard before and you can still go behind the screen. You could check your local parish bulletins online and see if the parishes are getting together next Sunday or during the week for Reconciliation/Confessions... the local priests all join at one parish and after a homily (not a Mass) on Confession (help on how to examine your conscience) you can go to Confession with one of them - again, behind the screen if you choose.
Confession Guide for Adults - national catholic register.
My reading of the scripture in question differs from that of the Pope. But I don't believe the Pope's proclamation on this subject is an infallible decree so I suspect there is room for disagreement even among Catholics.
IMO it is not unconfessed sin in your life that will bring destruction at the communion table, but an unworthy or cavalier attitude towards the sacrament. Indeed, I think that if you approach the sacrament with the attitude that you, yourself are "worthy", then you are likely to take a cavalier attitude to the table.
No human being has ever been "worthy" to partake of the blood of Christ. We are honored that God has provided us the opportunity in our unworthy state. That is the essence of God's grace.
Thank you for inviting me to stick around. But I will probably keep my posts to a minimum.
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