Theres no telling what the drag queen told the Abp., but it sure seems that the Abp. was not in the ordinary habit of giving communion to drag queens.
There is MUCH MORE to this event than you and I are seeing. It's possible the queen went to Confession - we can't be judges. But I sense this event was a way for the gay community to test the Abp.
posted on 10/19/2007 5:54:08 AM PDT
("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
To: NYer; dangus
It's possible the queen went to Confession
And continuing to publicly mock nuns while cross-dressing would indicate a manifest lack of repentance. Ergo, they still should not have received Communion.
posted on 10/19/2007 6:40:50 AM PDT
(Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
Well, there's still the element of public scandal, which is to be avoided. If the two "nuns" went to confession beforehand, they should still
not receive until they get their regalia off and put normal clothes on. The clothing is emblematic of a state of open rebellion. Perhaps they repudiated that rebellion ten minutes before Mass. Fine. But they would still appear
to be ambassadors for a mindset inherently antithetical to all manner of Church teaching. It would be spiritually prudent for them, in this circumstance, to forgo Communion anyway. "There's always tomorrow" would be a good motto under the circumstances.
But, as a practical matter, it should be noted that all of this is hypothetical. There is very little practical likelihood that either of these individuals went to confession beforehand, especially dealing with the matter of their sinful membership in this "organization."
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