“I am not a Vatican lawyer.”
“I believe that those who openly condone and have a hand in keeping abortion legal do excommunicate themselves.”
First, we're Catholic. It doesn't matter what we think or believe. What is true is objectively true whether we believe it or not. What is false is objectively false whether we believe it or not.
Second, are you saying that anyone who merely condones abortion is excommunicated latae sententiae, or only those who condone AND “have a hand in keeping abortion legal”?
I'm pretty sure that lay Catholics who privately hold the opinion that abortion should be legal are not excommunicated latae sententiae.
“You see it differently...”
It's not that I see it differently. I can make the case either way, to the limits of my limited knowledge and ability. It's just that it is a question, as you admit, that HAS NOT BEEN CLEARLY ANSWERED.
And thus, it's just prudence to only go so far as we have knowledge to go. We know that the ground is firm to state that these politicians should not be permitted to receive the Blessed Sacrament.
That's what we should stick to until folks with the appropriate ecclesial authority say otherwise.
We are actually stating the same thing, but you believe one way and I believe the other.
>>You see it differently and until some action is taken, we really dont know the answer.<<