Skip to comments.Pope Francis Urges Bishops to Deny Communion to Pro-Abortion Catholics
Posted on 05/04/2013 8:26:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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If it happens, it will NEVER be reported.
> I dont 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.
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”.
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.....
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.
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.
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.
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.
botheration = ABHORation
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.
It’s simple. They either play the game or they lose their tax status. And considering the government has stripped the church of it’s power/other roles in America, from their work in hospitals to adoption, the only thing left is cold hard cash.
As it stands, DEMONSTRABLY, The church has been religated to a mouthpiece of the political left. Either through pushing immigration/gun control, or it’s silence on abortion and homosexuality. Sure they say it’s wrong. But are they holding their people accountable? Nope. And that plays perfectly into the politics of it all.
And for those reading the thread, yes I am being hard on the church. Before anyone calls me the antichrist, ask yourselves if what I posted is backed up by what they see around them daily or not.
Francis facilitated communion for Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi at his first Vatican mass. He could easily have stopped it but he didn’t.
A week or so, later Biden received the sacranment from Archbishop Timothy Dolan and the two of them yucked it up afterwords.
Now the Pope has decided to crack-down in Argentina. Why just Argentina? Is that some kind of hotbed for miscreant Catholics?
So far this Pope is a phoney on this whole issue.
Fine job there Francis.
what kind of follow up do you suggest? Don’t you know that all these sinners know they are doing wrong and it eats at them and that is enough?
It is the clarification of right and wrong that convicts them that is important
God bless the Pope.
Playing a game does not explain the connection between Catholics and the democrat party.
If the Catholics do not play along, The parishes get audited. If they continue to oppose Big Brother, they get their tax status changed and parishes close.
Nonsense, Christians of non-catholic denominations are die hard opposition to the democrat party and they survive.
Ah, he's "beta testing" it!
Incorrect. The vast majority of those in the ECUSA, ELCA, northern baptists, unitarians etc. voted Dem, so they are not die-hard opposition. Even among those calling themselves evangelicals 11 million voted for the dems.
No, I was correct, unlike the Catholics who are a democrat voting denomination, Protestants as a whole have only gone democrat 3 times, and the last time for that was 49 years ago, Evangelicals for instance voted 80% republican while the Catholics were voting for Obama again.
Catholics don’t support democratic politics because of fear of retribution.
No, you are wrong. The Protestants you are not including are the ECUSA, ELCA and the northern baptists and the like
OK, Catholics do support the democrat agenda because they fear crack downs, since the majority of Protestants vote against the democrats and always have, the majority of them do not, I don’t know what a northern baptist is, or how they vote, but if you want to say that them and some other denominations are also afraid of democrat retaliation and so they support Obama and the democrat party like the Catholics do, great, I don’t care.
you are wrong. the majority of those like the ECUSA etc. voted Obama and always vote democrat. Check the Baptist groups in New york for your edification
Well, I’m not wrong about the majority of Catholics voting democrat, I’m not wrong about the majority of protestants voting republican, and I don’t think that I’m wrong when I point out that the Catholics don’t vote pro-abortion liberal because they fear a crackdown from the democrat party. Lord knows the Evangelicals and Protestants don’t.
I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Episcopalians vote like the Catholics, I think they are the next thing to being Catholic, in fact when one of them wants to change churches they switch to Catholic or become a Catholic Priest or something, but I would like to see the source for the national ECUSA vote numbers that you claim to know.
“Pope Francis, please send a similar note to all the Bishops of the United States.”
And you might not have heard yet that Pope Francis sent a strong pro-life message by joining 40,000 pro-lifers in the March for Life in Italy.
I hope CINOs, who are pro-”choice: are inspried by this!