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Pope Francis Urges Bishops to Deny Communion to Pro-Abortion Catholics
Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | May 4, 2013 | Dr. Susan Berry

Posted on 05/04/2013 8:26:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

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To: Mach9

Maybe this was brewing before he became Pope.


41 posted on 05/04/2013 11:46:26 PM PDT by married21
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To: Salvation

He’ll probably tell the same to the new bishop in Oakland, CA. That’s some undertaking, given the “progressive” politics of the region.


42 posted on 05/04/2013 11:48:07 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

I hope Chief Justice John Roberts is the very first person in the U.S. to be denied communion. The traitor.


43 posted on 05/05/2013 12:26:34 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: ansel12

were they?
If so therein lies a huge credibility problem for the Pope


44 posted on 05/05/2013 3:56:44 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Grams A

.....Or rather it MAY get those CINOS to do a little thinking and doing some repenting.


45 posted on 05/05/2013 4:01:00 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ansel12

But now that this Pope has settled in, the rules ARE GOING TO BE ENFORCED.


46 posted on 05/05/2013 4:04:53 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ansel12

Conservatives have the Tea Patty!


47 posted on 05/05/2013 4:06:22 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is from a letter he wrote in 2007 to his fellow bishops when he was archbishop of BA.

When it was ignored, there was no followup.

He certainly has it within his authority to order this in Argentina, or worldwide, but that has not happened.


48 posted on 05/05/2013 4:06:40 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: boatbums

In truth, the Church is being faithful to the Gospel of Jesus by taking a stand against abortion.


49 posted on 05/05/2013 4:08:10 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ansel12

Conservatives have, the Tea Party, correction!


50 posted on 05/05/2013 4:09:18 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Viennacon
I want the photographs of the Bidens walking home in the cold after being denied!

If it happens, it will NEVER be reported.

51 posted on 05/05/2013 4:12:11 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

> I don’t see why they would want to take communion. What purpose does it serve them?

Obviously you don’t understand the lib mentality. They won’t want something until you deny it to them otherwise they would simply ignore it because most are now atheist. It’s just the way they are wired. The good thing about this is is you can pull a Briar Rabbit on them and trick them into walking into the briar patch.


52 posted on 05/05/2013 5:03:38 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: vladimir998

Yes, it is time for all the phony Catholics to split away and form their own “Church of Progressivism” where they can worship and pray over what “the meaning of ‘is’ is”. However, since they do not believe in the truth, they will have no liturgy. They can just make one up as they go along and “progress”.


53 posted on 05/05/2013 5:30:09 AM PDT by NotTallTex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe we should send this article to our favorite American bishop who sees it fit to allow these politicians to receive communion.

I think I’ll send it to Cardinal Dolan.....


54 posted on 05/05/2013 5:33:59 AM PDT by piusv
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To: Biggirl

I’ll believe the rules are going to be enforced when they are actually enforced. I’m afraid Pope Francis may be just talking a good game and completely unwilling to put his muscle behind his voice. The Biden/Pilosi disgrace is only an example of his “all hat, no cattle” oversight. If he lacked the courage to enforce what he believes is right in his own bailiwick, how can he even begin to expect others will listen to him on this point.


55 posted on 05/05/2013 5:33:59 AM PDT by tomsbartoo (St Pius X watch over us)
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To: tomsbartoo

You are exactly correct. Until there’s action in America, the financial source of abortion around the world, this pope seems much more a placeholder than activist.


56 posted on 05/05/2013 5:36:53 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Salvation
Amen to that.

It just broke my heart to see Joe Biden welcomed as an honored visitor to St. Patrick's Cathedral on Palm Sunday of this year. I am hoping when Cardinal Dolan met with him for coffee after Mass he spoke bluntly about never presenting himself to Communion again unless he goes to confession and promises to stop supporting abortion rights.

57 posted on 05/05/2013 7:04:10 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: jjotto; All

It’s not activism. It’s him doing his job.

For decades now the Church has spiraled away from it’s teachings. Over the years I have had debates with many faithful Catholics that seem to have a willful mental block over the fact that everyone from a smalltown priest to the Pope is in direct violation of the book they claim to hold dear and the God they claim to serve each and every time they sit silently.

Throughout every place in America, politicians Grandstand on abortion and homosexuals and then hit the pews every Sunday . Since this has gone on for decades, it is not arguable as an botheration.

Now if people were honest with themselves, they would note that by continuing to fund the priests and church that ignores these pols’ actions, they are in fact contributing to the problem.

It never was the job of the church to to make feel good heavenly promises to little old ladies on Sunday. The job is to preach the word of God and ‘shepard’ the ‘flock’ when they goio astray. Well the shepards seem to bee off duty since about the late 50s entirely (hello Kennedys).

I also get railed (and will here I’m sure) for saying this publicly because cafeteria Catholics want to pretend they are liberal.

If the Pope, Cardinals, Bishops and Priests wish to continue furthering the cause of abortion and homosexuality through their inaction and excuses for doing exactly NOTHING when it concerns reining in the catholic politicians legislating it, What am I to believe other than they follow God’s word only when they feel like it?

I’d like my faith, the one I was raised in, back. I want nothing to do with the mess they made of it. And I hope this Pope shares that mindset.

/rant


58 posted on 05/05/2013 7:07:11 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

botheration = ABHORation


59 posted on 05/05/2013 7:08:52 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: boatbums

Our notion of Communion is a “works” by your definition. BTAIM, pro-aborts who claim to believe in the real presence of the Lord in the Sacrament either suffer fro cognitive dissonance or are liars. If they do not voluntary abstain from receiving, then they lose all claim to be Catholics. We will soon see what the Democratic leader of the House and the Vice-president do. They and the former governor of Pennsylvania. Tom Ridge, who contributed materially to the slaughter of infants in his state.


60 posted on 05/05/2013 7:16:28 AM PDT by RobbyS
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