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To: NYer
Aug.7
Pope Benedict XVI told a group of priests yesterday that he was once “more severe” in terms of administering baptism and confirmation to ill-prepared or lukewarm candidates, but today he’s inclined to be generous wherever there is even “a flicker of desire for communion in the faith.”

Maybe when Archbishop Burke grows up he too will be more generous and more of the mind of Christ.

7 posted on 08/19/2008 10:07:31 AM PDT by VidMihi ("In fide, unitas; in dubiis, libertas; in omnibus, caritas.")
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To: VidMihi
You're comparing apples and oranges. The sacraments of baptism and confirmation are NOT the same as the sacrament of the Eucharist.

BTW, it is the current Pope who before becoming Pope wrote a letter to Cardinal McCarrick that said essentially the same thing that Archbishop Burke is saying in this article.

9 posted on 08/19/2008 10:35:17 AM PDT by ELS (Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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To: VidMihi

“... “more severe” in terms of administering baptism and confirmation to ill-prepared or lukewarm candidates, but today he’s inclined to be generous wherever there is even “a flicker of desire for communion in the faith.”

Maybe when Archbishop Burke grows up he too will be more generous and more of the mind of Christ.”

Being ill-informed, ill-catechized, or just lazy spiritually is a far, far cry from the sin of abortion. Abortion is one of the great offenses against the Holy Spirit.

The juxtaposition of a lukewarm Catholic who is lazy about his faith and those who support the murder of the infant-in-utero is not comparable.


10 posted on 08/19/2008 10:39:24 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Oh, Mary conceived without sin, pray for us!)
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