So- What each individual Cardinal believes about giving Communion to public servants who openly support abortion/gay marriage/euthanasia, is the only decisive factor here?
No wonder there are so many confused Catholics about these issues.
As I understand it; abortion/open support for abortion/gay marriage/euthanasia, are all grave sins.
You are not supposed to take Communion if you have done any of them.
But if politicians, who publicly support these sins, are not chastised for receiving Communion- What kind of message does that give Catholics, and everyone else?
Are these sins not that serious, because-
Lib Catholic thinking out loud: "Hey,"Our politicians openly support these,and they still go to communion"?
It would explain extremely liberal Catholics thinking it's all OK, and getting HC every week.
I'm Catholic, and I don't get why the Church lets this go on. It sends mixed messages, IMHO.
It a combination of things.
First, there is a large percentage of priests and bishops who don't actually believe what the Church teaches. They are post-modernists and many of them are homo-socialists. They believe the Church should conform to the zeitgeist.
Then there are those priests and bishops who don't like to take sides or make waves. They go along to get along.
Then there are the priests and bishops who believe in the teachings of the Church. Of these, there is a small minority who have the courage to make a stand against public scandal.
In all fairness, who among us would want to endure being Alinskyized, especially if most of our colleagues either denied their support or even joined the opposition?