I know they are apart from God. That goes without saying. It’s how it is handled by the Church that has befuddled me. And I’m unsure why you say her repentance must be public. Because her sin was public? That makes no sense. Repentance is between oneself and God. Why must it be a public spectacle? Also, why are Repub pro-choicers a “different kettle of fish”?
posted on 08/26/2008 5:31:33 PM PDT
(Obama's just biden his time until McCain wins in November.)
Her pro-abortion stance is widely known. A staunch, obstinate and public supporter of abortion is not to receive Holy Communion. She is in a state of (public) mortal sin. In order to right the wrong that she has committed it must be made widely known that she has changed her ways. If her conversion is not made public, then many faithful will be scandalized by seeing her receive Holy Communion when they believe/know her to advocate a position opposed to the Church's teaching.
Of course, there is the private reconciliation between her and God. This must happen before the public renunciation of her pro-abortion position.
posted on 08/26/2008 6:04:48 PM PDT
(Vivat Benedictus XVI!)
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