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Pope Francis I clear on denying Communion to those who facilitate in abortion
LIVEACTION ^ | Rebecca Downs

Posted on 03/13/2013 8:40:23 PM PDT by Morgana

This afternoon it was announced that Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio, who will now be Francis I, was chosen as Pope and the leader of the Catholic Church. Live Action has already put forth a piece regarding this historic occasion.

Francis IThe piece mentions how Cardinal Bergoglio criticized priests who wouldn’t baptize children of unwed mothers. Such is a telling passage of how devoted the Church’s new leader really is to the pro-life cause. He realizes that to be pro-life is not only to care about the unborn child before he or she is born, but about caring about the dignity of the mother as well. The Catholic Church and the world will certainly benefit from such a man holding such a position of power who is pro-life in the most understanding and compassionate of ways.

Such an instance is not the only way in which the Holy Father has been clear on his pro-life stance as a Cardinal. In an article about Francis I, LifeSiteNews mentions that in 2007, on behalf of the bishops of Latin America, Cardinal Bergoglio clearly stated that being disallowed holy communion was a consequence for those who facilitated in an abortion, politicians included.

The Catholic Church is clear on its stance against abortion. Yet denying communion to those who are known to facilitate in an abortion is not always as clear as it should be. Such situations are at times dealt with on a case by case situation. Often, the pro-abortion Catholics in question are reminded or encouraged to not partake in holy communion. In going against the Church, in these cases by facilitating in an abortion, a person is excommunicated by his or her own actions. More than a mere reminder or sense of encouragement may be needed.

The Church has done amazing pro-life work, often taking a forefront position. If the Church is to remain truly consistent though on its stance and is to be taken as seriously as possible, those who facilitate in abortion in any way, including and especially politicians, must not be permitted to partake in holy communion.

Pope Francis I looks to be a very promising pro-life leader for the Church. It is even more encouraging that he has taken such a clear and adamant stance against such Catholics receiving holy communion. Hopefully other leaders within the Church will follow the call of the Holy Father then.


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic
KEYWORDS: abortion; catholic; conclave; deathpanels; obamacare; popefrancis; prolife; romancatholicism; zerocare

1 posted on 03/13/2013 8:40:23 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana; ColdOne; navymom1; Pat4ever; RIghtwardHo; Reaganite Republican; ...
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2 posted on 03/13/2013 8:41:29 PM PDT by narses
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To: Morgana

Before now, I never understood the concept of a “Holy Father”. I do now.

Praise God!


3 posted on 03/13/2013 8:43:01 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Morgana

I hope His Holiness is ready for the attacks already coming from obese leftists like Michael Moore, trying to tie him to the Argentine junta. May the Lord place a hand on his shoulder.


4 posted on 03/13/2013 8:45:49 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Morgana
The telling glimpse to Pope Francis's moral core. Granite.

Of course there are other shafts that extend down a person,
such as views on the liturgy, the Roman Curia, relations with Islam, etal. But this glimpse is crucial.
5 posted on 03/13/2013 8:45:55 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: KittenClaws

I wonder if Joe Biden will be allowed to receive communion at the installation mass next Tuesday?


6 posted on 03/13/2013 8:51:13 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Whuff. Wasting no time. Excellent Francis!


7 posted on 03/13/2013 8:52:41 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: longfellowsmuse

[[I wonder if Joe Biden will be allowed to receive communion at the installation mass next Tuesday?]]

Most likely


9 posted on 03/13/2013 9:05:44 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: longfellowsmuse

I don’t know. It depends on his priest.

I suspect that there are priests that will defy the Pope, defy Gods Word, for the sake of the world.

Those priests, bring a different message.

Woe unto them.


10 posted on 03/13/2013 9:08:14 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: KittenClaws
"I suspect that there are priests that will defy the Pope, defy Gods Word, for the sake of the world."

Maybe if the priests knew they could lose their faculties if they gave communion to these heretics and apostates, they would be a little bit more careful about covering the ciborium when the politicians presented themselves.

11 posted on 03/13/2013 9:29:40 PM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! America needs our prayers.)
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To: narses

I couldn’t be happier. With any luck, he’ll excommunicate Biden.


12 posted on 03/13/2013 9:32:28 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: redhead

I agree. Perhaps it shall be so.


13 posted on 03/13/2013 9:37:08 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Morgana

Somebody please tell Biden, Pelosi, Cuomo, Leahy, Kerry, Mikulski, McCaskill, Begich, Cantwell, Durbin, Gillibrand, Harkin, Landrieu, Murray, Reed, and Menendez.


14 posted on 03/13/2013 9:59:14 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: oldbill
My thoughts exactly.


15 posted on 03/13/2013 11:32:09 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: oldbill

.......and any Kennedys that may still be living.


16 posted on 03/13/2013 11:48:00 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Viennacon

Michael Moore CALLS himself a Catholic!!


17 posted on 03/14/2013 12:06:14 AM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: oldbill

Add Sibelius, Kerry, and the Kennedy clan to that list


18 posted on 03/14/2013 3:08:46 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: Morgana

ping


19 posted on 03/14/2013 3:13:41 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: Morgana

not a Catholic, but am very pleased with this new Pope.

Pro-life for a Christian of any stripe is not an option, but a requirement.

May God bless and protect this humble servant of
Christ.


20 posted on 03/14/2013 3:19:24 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82

Thank you Morgana. John 13:35:
“This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”


21 posted on 03/14/2013 3:32:41 AM PDT by mgist
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To: Morgana

Clear as a bishop is one thing - clear as Bishop of Rome is another.

We’ll see what he does with Biden.


22 posted on 03/14/2013 3:39:46 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Morgana

This is great news.

I’m not a Catholic, but I’m very pleased with the choice.


23 posted on 03/14/2013 3:47:23 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: longfellowsmuse
I wonder if Joe Biden will be allowed to receive communion at the installation mass next Tuesday?

That CINO should be denied communion and should be thrown out of the CC along with every other "Catholic" pro abort politician, especially a pol like Pelosi that preaches false Church doctorine. If I was Pope for a day that's what I would do.

24 posted on 03/14/2013 5:02:04 AM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: Morgana

This will be confusing but Pope Francis will not be known as Pope Francis the First, a following pope who takes the name of Francis will be Francis the First.


25 posted on 03/14/2013 5:10:59 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Morgana
Interesting that he does not say that Communion should be refused for anyone who takes a life.

I thought the Catholic Church had some things to say about forgiveness, as well.

Just some observations while so many single-issue folks enjoy venting their rage on their favorite topic.

26 posted on 03/14/2013 5:18:55 AM PDT by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Teacher317

I thought the Catholic Church had some things to say about forgiveness, as well.
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Are the abortionists and those who support them SEEKING forgiveness? My understanding is that they believe they are doing nothing wrong.

(By the way, I am not a single-issue voter. There are many reasons not to vote for liberals.)


27 posted on 03/14/2013 5:24:44 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: kenmcg

A following poe who takes the name of Francis will Be Francis the Second. That’s when this Pope will be called Francis the First.


28 posted on 03/14/2013 5:48:45 AM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

poe=pope


29 posted on 03/14/2013 5:49:33 AM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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To: Morgana

Joe Biden shouldn’t be receiving Communion when he’s over there.


30 posted on 03/14/2013 6:07:52 AM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Morgana

I’d love to see him deny Plugs Biden the holy Eucharist when he leads the WH delegation. That would be priceless.


31 posted on 03/14/2013 6:20:27 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Morgana

Well, I guess the Kennedy Klan and the rest of the Democrat Baby-killing Vermin who allege they are Catholics will now go off and start their own church!


32 posted on 03/14/2013 6:23:25 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: ZULU

he may be clear, but the MSM is omitting anything he has said to that effect and not even mentioning his first tweet.


33 posted on 03/14/2013 6:26:04 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Morgana

The second such thread I’m permanently archiving for future reference.


34 posted on 03/14/2013 6:46:37 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Teacher317
Interesting that he does not say that Communion should be refused for anyone who takes a life.

Murder, like any other mortal sin, bars one from communion until one confesses with repentance, and does suitable penance.

As NCLaw441 points out, the ones facilitating abortion are denying they are doing wrong. That is the issue.

35 posted on 03/14/2013 7:40:35 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Viennacon

“trying to tie him to the Argentine junta”

I’ve seen at least 3 articles this morning attempting to do just that. That he did nothing in the Argentina “Dirty War.” Looks like the MSM is continuing their own “Dirty War” against any religious leadership that doesn’t subscribe to moral relativism.


36 posted on 03/14/2013 9:58:41 AM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: Morgana
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37 posted on 03/17/2013 9:43:45 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana

Now the story from a lot of posters is that no one in the Vatican knew who the Vice president of the United States is since he isn’t local to them, so some priest accidently gave him communion since he was just another lone guy in the crowd.


38 posted on 03/20/2013 3:36:32 PM PDT by ansel12 (" I would not be in the United States Senate if it wasnÂ’t for Sarah Palin " Cruz said.)
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To: ansel12

Well, you see, the Pope didn’t do it so it ain’t his fault.

He didn’t know, dontcha know. LOL

Good I ain’t the guy who gave these wankers communion. I would have used acid.


39 posted on 03/20/2013 3:41:29 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: ansel12
Now the story from a lot of posters is that no one in the Vatican knew who the Vice president of the United States is since he isn’t local to them, so some priest accidently gave him communion since he was just another lone guy in the crowd.

US News reporting this: Pope Francis shakes hands with a pair of complete unknowns


40 posted on 03/21/2013 10:08:37 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all" - Isaiah 7:9)
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