Skip to comments.Living in sin? NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo in trouble with Vatican official for ‘public concubinage’
Posted on 02/23/2011 3:21:56 PM PST by SeekAndFind
New Yorks budget-cutting Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have found himself in hot water with the Catholic Church.
Dr. Edward Peters, a consultant to the Vaticans highest court of canon law, told CNS News that Cuomo committed an objectively sacrilegious act that produces grave scandal when he received communion on New Years Day. Cuomo, a Democrat, is pro-choice and supports gay marriage, two positions the church vocally opposes. Of serious concern to Peters, however, is that Cuomo, who divorced Robert Kennedys daughter Kerry eight years ago, is currently living with Food Network host Sandra Lee.
Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, and Sandra Lee, a television celebrity, live in what is known technically as public concubinage, Peters wrote on his blog after Cuomos inauguration last month. The fact that both Cuomo and Lee are divorced renders the concubinage adulterous on both sides as well.
Peters says that Cuomo should be denied Communion under a rule known as Canon 915 from the churchs Code of Canon Law. According to the code, persons who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to holy communion. He also criticized the pastor who celebrated the mass, Bishop Howard Hubbard, for not challenging the governor to begin his reform of the state with a reform of his person.
A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday showed Cuomo with a 56 percent approval rating among New Yorkers.
Excommunicate his azz....
The Catholic Church has become so weak and mixed up morally. They give an extremely mixed message to the world. They have no excuse whatsoever to allow those that promote abortion and gay "rights" including a debauchery of the holy sacrament of marriage to continue as members of their church. If I were a Catholic I would leave and search for a Church that stood on moral principles. If I could not find one I would start one.
Mat 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Sandra Lee has NO idea of wht “concubine’ means!! NOT the BRIGHTEST BLUB in the CHANDELIER!!
And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven. -Matthew 16: 18-19
Excommunicate the reprobate.
If they were Muslim,they would be stoned to death,and no I don’t mean smoking marijuana till they die.
Bertie Ahearn did this for many, many years as PM of Ireland and the Church did nothing.
They have to be very careful not to play favorites when they discipline politicians. One rule for all is best.
Fortunately, a number of Catholic bishops have already called for denying communion to pro-abort politicians. It’s good to see a Catholic leader now bringing in shacking-up, too.
At least some leaders care about traditional values. You certainly won’t find them in our disgraceful pro-homosexual radical White House.
Good grief, Ahearn did that?!
One rule for all is best. One rule for all libertine Democrats: You are denied communion.
Since Andy probably does more thinking with the little head than with the big head, he probably gets plenty of "intellectual stimulation".
Not only for European or other Kings & Emperors of bygone yrs.
Currently, there are many females in Iran, who live as concubines. They are called “sigheh” & are officially (religiously) sanctioned by the mullahs. “Sigheh” is more a Shi’ite Islam practice. Sunnis, mostly, do not accept this practice & view it as legalized prostitution.
The “sigheh contract” in Islamic Iran can last between a few days, a few months or yrs (depending on the terms of the contract between a man & a woman, which, in turn, must be recognized, endorsed & blessed by an official mullah) - it is, essentially, about religiously legitimizing sex between a man & one or more women at the same time.
Noteworthy is that in Islam (sunni or shia), a moslem man can be legally “married” to up to 4 women at the same time. And, in Shia Islam, under sigheh practice, a man can also have up to, IIRC, 12 women (concubines) at the same time.
Well I wish I was as bright as Sandra because I would be living the life of luxury from the money I made myself. I love how people who can’t stand others always call them stupid, even though they are much more accomplished than they themselves are.
Failure to enforce the law in once instance does not mean that the law can't be enforced in another instance. "My neighbor drove faster than the limit the other day, and you didn't ticket him" isn't a defense against a speeding ticket.
Also, a requiem mass and communion aren't the same thing. Anyone can have a requiem mass -- you don't need to be Catholic, for one thing. Canon law says that funeral rites are to be refused to apostates, schismatics, and heretics, and "manifest public sinners" if necessary to avoid scandal. Keep in mind that a requiem mass is not supposed to be some sort of church endorsement of someone's life. It's prayer for their soul in purgatory. The traditional rite, at least makes that brutally clear.
OTOH, it's a positive requirement of charity to refuse communion to someone who is contumaciously guilty of grave sin, not merely to prevent scandal, but because they make their sinful situation much worse by receiving the sacrament unworthily.
That is why a requiem mass for Ted the Swimmer is small potatoes compared to giving communion to Nancy Pelosi.
Cardinal O'Malley didn't celebrate the Mass at Ted Kennedy's funeral. He sat on the altar, but didn't say the Mass.
The Cardinal later said that he felt he should be be there because the President was attending the funeral, and he's the Cardinal-Archbishop of the Diocese of Boston. I frankly don't think he should have been anywhere NEAR the building.
I put faith in Christ by my union with His Mystical Body, the Church, and the Church Militant on earth is the Catholic Church.
Yes, by their fruits ye shall know them, not the Church.
When the fruit becomes rotten the LORD has left.
Read Judges, Kings, and Chronicles sometime. Israel's fruit became rotten shortly after Jericho fell, and it got worse from there. When did the Lord leave Israel?
And then there's that parable of the wheat and the tares ...
You really need to read the entire scriptures to know who the real Rock is that the church is built on. It aint Peter.
Read Matthew 16 again!
In other places in scripture Jesus is referred to as the corner stone, but the rock that the church is build on is the Father.
If you want reference to God as the Rock here are some verses.
Deut. 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
2 Sam. 22:2 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; 3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.
Psalm 18:31, "And who is a rock, except our God."
Isaiah 44:8, "Is there any God besides Me, or is there any other Rock? I know of none."
Rom. 9:33, "Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, and he who believes in Him will not be disappointed."
1 Cor. 3:11, "For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ,"
1 Cor. 10:4, "and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they were drinking from a spiritual rock (petras) which followed them; and the rock (petra) was Christ."
1 Pet. 2:8, speaking of Jesus says that he is "A stone of stumbling and a rock (petra) of offense"; for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed."
If you want to try to replace God as the Rock in your belief systme you go right ahead. Ill not blaspheme God Himself in that way.
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