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Gay marriage: MP told he has "excommunicated" himself by voting for same sex weddings
The Telegraph ^ | 3/28/2014 | John Bingham

Posted on 03/28/2014 3:12:21 AM PDT by markomalley

One of Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic MPs says he feels unable to take Holy Communion in his local church after his bishop suggested that politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied the sacrament.

Conor Burns, who co-chairs a parliamentary committee on Vatican relations, said the remarks by the Bishop of Portsmouth, the Rt Rev Philip Egan, whose diocese includes his Bournemouth West constituency, were a “tragedy”.

Mr Burns, who is gay, said the bishop’s remarks effectively called into question whether he would be able to practise his faith fully in his local diocese. He said that since the bishop’s comments he had attended church but not taken Communion.

The MP, who has spoken about having “agonised” over his vote on the issue, disclosed that he had also received “hurtful” messages from other Catholics saying that he had effectively “excommunicated” himself by voting for gay marriage.

The controversy erupted last week after a the publication of an interview Bishop Egan gave to “LifeSiteNews”, a pro-life website, in which he said he was not in favour of Catholic MPs who broke with the Church’s line receiving mass.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda
Now if US politicians would follow his lead and consider themselves excommunicated, we might get someplace...
1 posted on 03/28/2014 3:12:21 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
One of Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic MPs says he feels unable to take Holy Communion in his local church after his bishop suggested that politicians who voted for same-sex marriage should be denied the sacrament . . . Mr Burns, who is gay, said the bishop’s remarks effectively called into question whether he would be able to practise his faith fully in his local diocese.

Hint: If you're gay and voting to pretend that gay "marriage" has anything to do with real marriage, then you're already not practicing the Catholic faith fully.

2 posted on 03/28/2014 3:19:20 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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Catholic ping!


3 posted on 03/28/2014 3:48:07 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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The Bishop is exactly right....he’s excommunicated himself, and if he goes up for Holy Communion, he’s committing MORTAL SIN!!


4 posted on 03/28/2014 4:15:10 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: markomalley

Most sickening to me is that Conor Burns isn’t merely British, he’s Irish, formerly the nationality of practicing, devout Roman Catholics, the nationality persecuted by the British for its unwavering loyalty to the Church of Rome. Ireland, I hardly know ye.


5 posted on 03/28/2014 4:29:30 AM PDT by Mach9
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The arrogance of our politicians would prevent them from doing so.


6 posted on 03/28/2014 4:47:47 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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The purpose of ex-communication is to show the way back to the Church. Tragic that it is, Conor Burns’ compliant attitude about this means that not all is lost with him. May his agony turn into remorse.


7 posted on 03/28/2014 5:35:40 AM PDT by annalex (fear them not)
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The Bishop is exactly right....he’s excommunicated himself, and if he goes up for Holy Communion, he’s committing MORTAL SIN!!

What's the difference, he's already committed mortal sin by voting for queer marriages...

8 posted on 03/28/2014 5:57:13 AM PDT by Iscool (Ya mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailer park...)
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To: Mach9

...unwavering loyalty to the Church of Rome.

&&&
Yeah, there is not much of that in Ireland these days. Sad.


9 posted on 03/28/2014 6:40:15 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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Well, at least he is refraining from taking Communion. Perhaps the Holy Spirit is working in him and will show him the way to turn from his support of a sinful lifestyle.


10 posted on 03/28/2014 6:42:24 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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Mr Burns, who is gay, said the bishop’s remarks effectively called into question whether he would be able to practise his faith fully in his local diocese.

How can an unrepentant practicing queer "practise his faith fully" ? Whether the bishop gives him communion or not seems obviated - in fact Mr. Burns'd be committing another sin by taking communion.

11 posted on 03/28/2014 12:20:28 PM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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"Mr Burns, who is gay, said the bishop’s remarks effectively called into question whether he would be able to practise his faith fully in his local diocese."

He seems to imply that his faith IS "gayness."

A "practicing gay Catholic" who's practicing gay, not practicing Catholic.

12 posted on 03/28/2014 3:48:05 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (What does the LORD require of you, but to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God)
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Well, yes. The excommunication is only a formal acknowledgement that what he voted for was a mortal sin.

It's not a mortal sin because it's against canon law. It's against canon law because it's a mortal sin.

However, it should not be only a matter of his "refraining" (as if, voluntarily) from presenting himself for Holy Communion. Every bishop, priest, deacon or lay person distributing Holy Communion should be told in very clear terms that they are forbidden to offer him Communion. Canon 915.

13 posted on 03/28/2014 3:52:35 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (What does the LORD require of you, but to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God)
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To: jimt

Exactly.


14 posted on 03/28/2014 3:53:15 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (What does the LORD require of you, but to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God)
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