Why is this sin greater then any other sin in God's eyes and why should a Catholic be absolved from receiving Holy Communion only because of this sin?
Abortion is the taking of a human life. Catholic politicians have the faith based obligation to protect life; not support its destruction. As Archbishop Burke points out:
If a person who has been admonished persists in public mortal sin and attempts to receive Communion, the minister of the Eucharist has the obligation to deny it to him. Why? Above all, for the salvation of that person, preventing him from committing a sacrilege, he added.
This is based on Scripture - 1 Cor. 11:27-30.
posted on 08/19/2008 12:10:56 PM PDT
("Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
....and my point originally is whether that is worse then turning you back on the Son of God, denying him. Jesus knew his Disciples would but he still broke bread with them. He offered them his body and blood the night he knew they would have betrayed him. Should he have denied them the body and blood knowing they would betray him, deny him...No, he loved them and knew as men they were sinful and weak. Jesus also told those stoning the prostitute that those without sin cast the first stone. Jesus did not measure one sin against the other. Abortion is awful, there is no doubt. But to withhold the body and blood of Christ is not what Jesus would have wanted....Jesus would have invited thieves, robbers, murderers to his table if he thought it would save them.
posted on 08/19/2008 1:05:05 PM PDT
(We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid)
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