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1 posted on 08/05/2011 9:28:11 AM PDT by NYer
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Papabile ping.


2 posted on 08/05/2011 9:29:20 AM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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You would think this would have been the policy all along.


3 posted on 08/05/2011 9:31:00 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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I never cease to be amazed by Obama stickers on cars in church parking lots. Applicable to all denominations/religions.


4 posted on 08/05/2011 9:34:01 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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About 40 years late


5 posted on 08/05/2011 9:34:53 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Just when you think the left can't get any loonier . . .)
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“Cardinal Raymond Burke told Brown to be “persistent” in her campaign to have Canon 915 enforced, she said.”

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While Archbishop of St. Louis, Cardinal Burke PROACTIVELY told John Kerry he would NOT be receiving Communion, if he attended Mass while on a political stop here in the Gateway City.

I’m still cheering that line in the sand.


6 posted on 08/05/2011 9:38:38 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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How about stopping abortion at Catholic Hospitals as a good step?

http://liveaction.org/blog/catholic-hospital-in-colorado-won%e2%80%99t-fire-abortionist/

8 posted on 08/05/2011 9:42:48 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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There is no dispute about the plain meaning of Canon 915: any person who persists in grave sin in a public manner must be denied communion.

The dispute has to do with the degree of autonomy of the local ordinary. Does this Canon apply equally to the Universal Church, or can different bishops apply it differently? So, for example, can a certain member of the US House of Representatives from San Francisco receive communion in San Francisco, but be denied communion in Washington, D.C.?


10 posted on 08/05/2011 9:50:02 AM PDT by Remole
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It certainly sounds promising, but I’m afraid about 35 years too late.


11 posted on 08/05/2011 9:54:48 AM PDT by Gerish (Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.)
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What I wanna know is, why isn’t a potential bishop asked about how they would handle this issue before they’re appointed?


12 posted on 08/05/2011 9:59:11 AM PDT by StonyMan451 (As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.)
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May Church Teaching be CLEAR, STRONG and full of the joy that truth inevitably brings! May it guide us to repentance, humility and deeper faith.

;-))))


15 posted on 08/05/2011 11:00:23 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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Bishops have denied communion before
16 posted on 08/05/2011 11:56:53 AM PDT by Coleus (Adult Stem Cells Work, there is NO Need to Harvest Babies for Their Body Parts!)
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Top officials at the Vatican are throwing their support behind pro-life Catholic leaders campaigning against dioceses allowing pro-abortion politicians receive Holy Communion, says one such leader. American Life League President Judie Brown spoke with LifeSiteNews yesterday about her recent trip to Rome, where she spoke with Vatican officials about Communion for pro-abortion politicians and the changing pro-life landscape in America. Cardinal Raymond Burke told Brown to be “persistent” in her campaign to have Canon 915 enforced, she said.
Sadly, Archbishop Chaput has indicated that it is the responsibility of the communicant to stay away from the Communion Rail. This is not correct. Rather, it is the responsibility of the Minister of the Eucharist to deny Holy Communion. This is a huge difference that goes against the Church's teachings regarding canon 915 as well as recent statements from the Vatican stating that the manifest pro-abortion politicians must be denied, and the burden IS upon the Minister to deny, NOT upon the communicant to stay away
. -- from the thread Will Denver Catholic Archbishop finally enforce Canon 915?
"...there's a question about whether this canon'' – the relevant church law – "was ever intended to be used'' to bring politicians to heel. He thinks not. "I stand with the great majority of American bishops and bishops around the world in saying this canon was never intended to be used this way." -- from the thread [Archbishop] Wuerl: Why I Won't Deny Pelosi Communion
Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard says it is "unfair and imprudent" to conclude that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his girlfriend, Sandra Lee, shouldn't receive Communion simply because they're living together. -- from the thread Bishop: None of your business (Hubbard rejects Catholic expert's criticism of Gov. Cuomo)
[Archbishop Timothy Dolan] also does not outright deny the sacrament to dissenting Catholic lawmakers, but he is seen as an outspoken defender of church orthodoxy in a style favored by many theological conservatives.
-- from the thread US bishops elect NYC archbishop as head in upset (Catholic bloggers blamed)
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Vatican consultant responds to Cardinal Mahoney ‘Christ gave Judas communion’ argument
Bishop: None of your business (Hubbard rejects Catholic expert's criticism of Gov. Cuomo)
A Call to Deny Communion to Cuomo
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Vatican Archbishop Burke: Public Repentance is Required for Pro-Abort Politicians
New San Fran Bishop: Sanctions against Pro-Abort Pols Makes Church Too 'Republican'
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[Archbishop] Wuerl: Why I Won't Deny Pelosi Communion
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39 posted on 08/05/2011 5:11:31 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed: he's hated on seven continents)
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This comes from the pro-life movement here in America.

In the beginning, Catholic Democrats were opposed to abortion.

But, we have seen them sell their souls to gain power.

It is those of us in the pews, the laity, who are calling for our bishops to stand as strong for life as we are and call to account those who support abortion, even if they believe they do so indirectly or unintentionally.

I am all for denying politicians, any Catholic, communion if it is publicly known that they support abortion.

I hope it happens. Sadly, there are many in my own church who would be denied.

Paul warns us that we bring judgement upon ourselves if we eat and drink unworthily.


44 posted on 08/05/2011 6:49:46 PM PDT by Jvette
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