Because our Lord came for the sinners. What good is accomplished by tossing them out of the Church. The proper and most Christ like approach is to correct them - first in private then, if necessary, publicly. The bishop is following in the footsteps of Christ, the Shepherd.
Jesus had no trouble clearing the temple of the money changers. Pelosi, Biden, Kennedy, Kerry, etc.... are no better.
The Catholic Church does not need members that will lead others into sin. Much better to kick these few out to send a clear message to the rest of the flock. They can always publicly recant their errors, go to confession and come back into communion.
Jesus welcomed the woman caught in adultery when she mended her ways.
posted on 08/25/2008 6:45:09 PM PDT
(I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
Does anybody have any idea what she is referring to when quoting the Saint, any book, or is she just pulling this out of thin air?
posted on 08/25/2008 6:51:30 PM PDT
(He voted to Kill the infants - Because the intended Abortion was unsuccessful. You think your safe)
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