Im Lutheran, not Catholic, and my question is meant to obtain understanding and is in no way an evaluation or critique. Is it possible that Pelosi has lulled herself into believing shes safe in her pursuit of abortion rights because communion rights have not been withheld? So, she rationalizes her continued allowance of the Sacrament of Communion by assigning convoluted and illogical confusion within the Church on the topic. Sort of a self-justification mechanism. Just trying to understand how someone who claims to be a practicing Catholic (or member of any Christian church) could be so disabused of Christian doctrine.
Good question ... Last week on Wednesday, my brother-in-law, Fr. William O'Toole, said Mass for my recently deceased mother. My husband and children were in attendance and Fr. told my sons (who hadn't been to the previous Sunday's Mass) that they could not receive Communion. They, of course, haven't been to many Sunday Masses, but the rule is no weekday Mass without attending the previous Sunday Mass. Our kids were taken aback. They thought they could be Catholic when they wanted to. I wish Fr. Bill was Pelosi's priest. There would be NO COMMUNION for her. To all priests -- Step up and "instruct" those who are not abiding by the rules.
posted on 08/26/2008 5:39:37 AM PDT
(abortion, barack obama,)
I’m sorry to hear that your mother passed away. Prayers for you and your family, in the knowledge she now is in Heaven with Christ our savior.
Pelosi’s (and now the Church’s) problem, is that she made her separation from Church doctrine public is a big way. Archbishop Wuerl’s statement was made to correct the record (apparently) but that just clarifies the schism between Church doctrine and her work and her beliefs. It would seem to me she’s painted herself and the Church into a very public corner.
posted on 08/26/2008 5:52:47 AM PDT
(Obama's just biden his time until McCain wins in November.)
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