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Communion should be denied to pro-abortion politicians “until they have reformed their lives," he said.

Then priests need to start denying them Communion!

1 posted on 08/25/2008 4:05:50 PM PDT by wagglebee
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To: cgk; Coleus; cpforlife.org; narses; 8mmMauser; Salvation; NYer; Pyro7480

Pro-Life/Catholic Ping


2 posted on 08/25/2008 4:06:43 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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The Democrats'Univited Guest

The Democrats' uninvited guest Posted Aug. 19, 2008 11:53 AM || by Phil Lawler || category Commentary

When the leaders of the Democratic Party gather in Denver for their nominating convention, they'll hear from a number of prominent religious leaders. They'll hear from several prominent Catholics, too. But they won't hear from the Archbishop of Denver, points out Julia Duin of theWashington Times.

Archbishop Charles Chaput would be a very, very interesting convention speaker. He's intelligent, witty, modest, and thoughtful. He has taken a special interest in the relationship between religion and politics, as demonstrated by his new book, Render Unto Caesar.

But if you were a Democratic leader… if you were a supporter of Senator Obama… would you want to hand Archbishop Chaput the microphone? Nope. His message would not be congenial to the "pro-choice" crowd.

Ray Flynn, former Boston mayor and later US ambassador to the Vatican, tells the Washington Times that the failure to include Archbishop Chaput is "a serious oversight" on the part of Democratic Party leaders. Serious, yes. Oversight, no. 


3 posted on 08/25/2008 4:18:53 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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I’m glad that the Catholic bishop spoke up. This is war, guys! The enemy respects no rules, no principles.


6 posted on 08/25/2008 4:32:06 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (liberalism = serious mental deficiency)
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Then priests need to start denying them Communion!

But will they? The bishop's comments amount to nothing more than suggestions unless they are backed up with consequences, and that just doesn't happen very often. It seems like priest and bishops can pretty much give Communion to anyone they want. I don't see consequences most of the time (remember the transvestite "nuns" in San Francisco some time ago?).

7 posted on 08/25/2008 4:52:44 PM PDT by Glenmerle
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While I agree with Chaput's position, it's not the position of the Archbishop of Washington DC, and it's his opinion that matters here. Archbishop Wuerl is enabling these liberal Democrat Catholic politicians to continue misrepresenting the Catholic Church IMO. Archbishop Chaput should refrain from talking about events happening outside of his jurisdiction, and start talking about what he's doing (or not doing) re events happening in his own backyard.
8 posted on 08/25/2008 4:57:51 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (What can I say? It's a gift. And I didn't get a receipt, so I can't exchange it.)
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Can they be thrown out of the Church? Not the Priest but those supporting pro-death.
9 posted on 08/25/2008 5:05:28 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Psalm 83:1-8 is on the horizon.)
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Then priests need to start denying them Communion!

...assuming the politicians in question even bother to show up for Mass, much less present themselves for the Eucharist...

13 posted on 08/25/2008 5:25:00 PM PDT by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you intended to!)
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Wasn’t there a (rather nutty) nun who led the opening prayer at the DNC convention?


16 posted on 08/25/2008 5:40:15 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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All I need to know about the Democratic Convention and Catholics is that Archbishop Chaput, the highest ranking Catholic in Denver has NOT been invited to any of the events.


18 posted on 08/25/2008 5:48:46 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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The Democratic Party has fully embraced the radical abortion and the homosexual lobbies over the last few decades. This move may be one of the biggest long-term strategic blunders of any American or British political party. America’s Roman Catholics, once a core constituency of the Democratic Party, are quickly turning to the GOP.


21 posted on 08/26/2008 8:58:29 AM PDT by bobjam
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