To: sinkspur; sitetest
I honestly don't know what to think. It seems so clear to me that allowing a public unrepentant murderer like Kerrey to receive is the moral equivalent of flushing Our Lord into the Boston sewer system. I can't for the life of me understand why O'Malley doesn't feel the same way.
But he doesn't. And he seems like a genuinely good and holy man. He has stated that pro-abortion politicians are not to receive. (That is more than most bishops have done). And yet Kerry received anyway, and O'Malley did nothing to stop it. Maybe it's some sort of pacifist Franciscan thing. I don't know, but I'm witholding my opinion of O'Malley until I see how he deals with the pro-death crowd in the future.
To: old and tired
Dear old and tired,
"I can't for the life of me understand why O'Malley doesn't feel the same way."
I share your dismay and lack of understanding.
I think that Archbishop O'Malley, in the long term, will prove a worthy Ordinary of the See of Boston. I think that he will help rebuild the Church of Boston. I look forward to a long and fruitful reign of this good monk.
But no one has yet provided a worthy explanation of why it was a good idea to permit John Kerry to receive Holy Communion. No one has yet made the argument that it was not a missed opporutunity for this bishop to teach, rule, and sanctify.
posted on 08/02/2003 7:06:09 PM PDT
(To permit them to receive is to reinforce the delusion that they may endorse the murder of innocents)
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