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To: dangus
Will this pope excommunicate the many baby murdering Catholics in your ranks?

If not, nothing else matters.

39 posted on 03/15/2013 7:35:33 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Tolkien

What you mean is will he publicly denounce them as excommunicated, and force his priests to withhold communion so as to not desecrate the body of Christ, or permit sinners to drink poison unto themselves.

Biden, Pelosi, et al, are already excommunicated, and they are well aware of that fact; the scandal is that they continue to portray themselves as Catholics.

Pope Francis wrote a document as president of the Latin American episcopal conference, approved by Pope Benedict, calling on all the bishops of Latin America to publicly proclaim the excommunication of politicians who supported abortion. He has famously denounced the social radicals running Argentina, Christina Kirchner and her now-departed husband, Nestor (Ernesto).

Public excommunication is an act of a local bishop. Benedict demanded it. When Cardinal Wuerl failed to transmit those demands to the rest of the American bishops, Benedict promoted the bishop who most vocally denounced pro-abortion Catholics receiving communion, the bishop of St. Louis, Cardinal Burke, to be head of the Catholic Supreme Court. He also gave huge promotions to any other bishops who followed suit. But Benedict did a poor job of media relations with America, and his actions have not been made clear to Americans. I hope Pope Francis finds a way to be more forceful.

But just so you know, church-going Catholics voted 67% for Romney; nominal Catholics voted only 23% for Romney, so among those who can be reached, most are being reached. (Church-going white evangelicals voted 78% for Romney, but that’s not much different from non-church going white evangelicals.) The ones who aren’t being reached are the Hispanics, who don’t go to church and vote pretty much like black protestants. I hope Pope Francis is much better able to reach them.


42 posted on 03/15/2013 8:40:01 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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