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!)
To: ELS; chimera; NYer
Thanks all of you for an interesting discussion. Nancy has placed herself outside the Catholic Faith. That is evident. Also evident is scandalous behavior should she receive Holy Communion in the future. Hopefully, this public reprobation of her remarks this past Sunday by leading Catholic clerics would make that impossible.
As to public penance, I can understand the need so that others know she’s regained her belief and standing within the Church. It was the private repentance I was focusing on.
Again, thanks for a great roundtable.
posted on 08/27/2008 5:57:15 AM PDT
(Obama's just biden his time until McCain wins in November.)
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