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To: chimera
Until Pelosi seeks forgiveness of her sin and receives the sacrament of reconciliation and repents of her sin, she should not take nor be offered the sacrament of communion...

Well, that's a lot of "shoulds". But this is the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Will that happen? And if not, what then? I guess that's where I'm going with all this. It just seems that all this is left to her 'honor' for reconciliation.

77 posted on 08/26/2008 12:41:30 PM PDT by bcsco (Obama's just biden his time until McCain wins in November.)
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To: bcsco
I guess it comes down to whether or not the Archdiocese will have the courage to pursue the matter further. Ideally the Bishop or Archbishop would put the word out to his priests that neither they nor the laypeople of their parish who dispense communion should offer it to Pelosi when she presents herself for the sacrament. If they do, then there should be sanctions imposed.

You can see why the Church hierarchy has shied away from confronting this issue. Say the bishop does put forth such an order, and the local churches obey it. Pelosi then repents and receives absolution for her sin. How are the priests and laypersons who were ordered not to dispense communion to her to know of her repentance (confession is supposed to be private) and she is now allowed to receive the sacrament? I guess the bishop could rescind the order if he were informed of her reconciliation (or granted it himself), but I would guess the penitent individual would have to grant permission for the information to be made public. I don't know.

In any case, the Church has to take a stand on this. They just can't keep looking the other way while these public leaders who claim allegiance to the church so wantonly flaunt their disobedience to a fundamental teaching of the church of the Lord. If their words are to carry any moral weight, the leaders of the Church have to take a public stand and back their words with actions. I guess we'll see what happens.

78 posted on 08/26/2008 1:06:20 PM PDT by chimera
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