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To: OKIEDOC
They keep saying that, but the Catholic Church never does.

No Church discipline there.

4 posted on 08/24/2008 11:33:47 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: Coldwater Creek
The church needs to stand firm and get some cajoles.
9 posted on 08/24/2008 11:51:34 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (OBAMA aka Post Turtle the Forest Gump of American Politics ABORTION -Liberal Child Abuse.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Well, actually, if they are seriously complicit with abortion, as Biden certainly is, then they are automatically excommunicated. There just isn’t a public announcement of the fact. And if they then go to communion in a state of mortal sin, they are “eating and drinking damnation to themselves,” as the Anglican Book of Common Prayer used to warn.

Rosary beads or not, his soul is in serious danger if he doesn’t repent and confess and amend his life.

As good bishops like Chaput point out, you aren’t doing these guys a favor if you don’t make it very clear to them that they are putting themselves in danger of damnation. I think most of them know it, in fact, but maybe figure they’ll be given time to repent after they retire from office. Good luck with that.


13 posted on 08/24/2008 12:06:48 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Coldwater Creek
No Church discipline there.

Our bishops in the US are weak and spineless beyond belief (with a few notable exceptions). And they wonder why they have trouble attracting vocations. Perhaps if they actually stood for Christ and not Mammon, men would want to give their lives for the cause.
45 posted on 08/25/2008 8:53:46 AM PDT by Antoninus (The greatest gifts parents give their children are siblings.)
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