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To: NYer

Confront and deny the big time politicians first. You cannot have one set of rules for the flock and another set for the others. Have this decree issued directly from the Pope, do not rely on the Cardinals or Archbishops here, because they are afraid to confront them./Just Asking - seoul62.......


3 posted on 08/19/2008 9:53:07 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: seoul62
Confront and deny the big time politicians first.

That's been done. Politicians simply ignore their bishops. Take for example the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to NYC. Cardinal Eagan had an understanding with Rudy Giuliani that he was NOT to receive communion at the papal mass. Did it stop him?

NY Cardinal slams Giulani over communion with pope

Ultimately, it is necessary to appeal to a person's conscience and help them understand the shame in their own actions.

12 posted on 08/19/2008 12:04:21 PM PDT by NYer ("Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
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To: seoul62; NYer; Salvation
I for one am tired of The Church being so laid back on this issue. To me it is not enough to say “you have excommunicated yourself by your actions”. The parish priest need to start smacking some open palms and pointing these politicians toward the door!

If the liberal politicians and other liberal Catholics in the Church don't like it they can go worship with the Anglicans.

18 posted on 08/19/2008 1:13:24 PM PDT by Artemis Webb ("The church is near, but the road is icy. The bar is far away, but I will walk carefully.")
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