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Archdiocese of Washington reprimands priest for denying communion to a lesbian
http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/archdiocese-of-washington-reprimands-priest-for-denying-communion-to-a-lesb ^ | 2/29/2012 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 02/29/2012 6:08:22 PM PST by Morgana

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To: BlackElk; Chode

Dear Charles Marx

What will Obamacare do when Adam and Steve contract AIDS, MERSA, and Hepatitis B? How will Obamacare handle the costs of Adam and Steve when they can no longer work and are in a Hospice dying of these? How will the government pay for their funeral when they are dead at age 40 of these terminal diseases?

Sincerely,

John Q Public


51 posted on 03/01/2012 1:27:16 PM PST by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana
make us pay for them...
52 posted on 03/01/2012 3:01:05 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Morgana
Dear John Q. Public,

The gummint will get the money out of wasteful spending on blood pressure medicine, insulin, kidney medications, and other medications used by those aging white folks who tend to vote REPUBLICAN!!!

Charles Marx

53 posted on 03/01/2012 4:34:39 PM PST by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: Bigg Red

Actually, I really did want an honest explanation. I couldn’t wrap my head around the concept. Thanks!

IMHO It’s odd to pick and choose which sins to chastise someone for.


54 posted on 03/02/2012 1:07:35 AM PST by turn_to
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To: upchuck

“I’m not a Catholic but I wish the church would grow some cojones. I was heartened by their attitude towards the nobamacare contraception debacle.”

This story indicates why Obama has nothing to fear from the “Catholic vote”; it is not a bloc, and the hierarchy was in bed with him until he publicly discredited them. Until their religious exemption was removed, they had no problem with their flock being mandated to buy insurance which in most cases included contraceptives (including abortifacients). The Catholic hierarchy (in the US) played a role in Obama’s election through their inaction; any messages from Rome were well watered down by the time they reached the people in the pews (where any message was sent at all).

Someday the Catholic Church will realize that their donation fall in proportion to increases in taxes paid to Caesar.


55 posted on 03/02/2012 2:57:45 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: turn_to

“Is Communion denied to all sinners, or just gay ones?”

If the priest has personal knowledge that my soul is not in a state to receive Communion, he should not administer it (if he believes the Church teaching that God is present in the Host). For most sinners the priest doesn’t have that knowledge; this deviant shared it with him. Maybe they need to keep some unconsecrated Hosts available, to give these people a feeling of inclusion.../s

The American Catholic hierarchy has indicated they no longer believe in the Divine Presence when they administer it to people who bring public scandal to the Church, be they politicians or out-of-the-closet perverts. The American Catholics have in turn stopped attending Mass, believing anything, etc.


56 posted on 03/02/2012 3:04:55 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2
"Until their religious exemption was removed, they had no problem with their flock being mandated to buy insurance which in most cases included contraceptives (including abortifacients). "

This is not a Fed vs. Catholic issue. There are millions more of us who have the conviction against paying for other people's moral . . . or immoral, as the case may be . . . choices.

My wife and I made phone calls to our U.S. senators again, just prior to the failed Blunt amendment vote, and once again registered our objection to the purchase of these insurances on the grounds of our religious faith, and we are no where near being Catholic.

Ministers, by the way, who do so within two years of being ordained by their (any) church, may opt completely out of the Social Security system for the same religious convictions. This is PRECEDENT for opting out of "Obama Care."

Of course, we believe that ANY believer with the same convictions as their ministers (and, isn't THAT the idea behind the ministry ??? . . . leading their flock ???) should have the same exemption available, to opt completely out of the Social Security mess. It kind of lends a justification for "ordaining" all of the members of our church. Some ministers, in fact, who were not aware of the opt-out rule for ministers within the two years after ordination, get RE-ORDAINED so that they can opt out.

FOR this reason (that of objecting to paying for other people's moral or immoral choices), and many other reasons, we often remind our elected representatives of our conscientious objection of participation in Obama Care.

57 posted on 03/02/2012 3:20:29 AM PST by John Leland 1789
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To: John Leland 1789

“This is not a Fed vs. Catholic issue.”

You’re right; this is a Catholic hierarchy vs. Catholic laiety issue. Why was it acceptable to our hierarchy that us little people would be forced into buying such insurance?


58 posted on 03/02/2012 3:41:16 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: turn_to

It’s odd to pick and choose which sins to chastise someone for.

&&&
The Almighty has laid out the rules.


59 posted on 03/02/2012 9:11:53 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: turn_to

Here is how I see it, applied to a COMPLETELY hypothetical example at our church (conservative, bible church):

Say there is a member named Bob (I just picked a name; I apologize to anyone at FR named “Bob”!). Say Bob is married. If Bob committed adultery, but was repentant, the church would forgive his sin, of course, as we all are sinners.

But if Bob was in a continuous process of committing adultery, openly displayed it at church, announced it and was proud of it, our church would have a big issue with Bob.


60 posted on 03/02/2012 9:19:19 AM PST by Stat-boy
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To: Grizzled Bear
Whether or not the public is a aware, shouldn't the priest deny communion if he knows a parishoner is in a state of sin?

If he knows of the person's sin only through the Confessional, he is absolutely forbidden to act on that knowledge. He can act only if the sin is publicly known. Denying Communion on the basis of private knowledge of the person's sin is tantamount to making that knowledge public.

61 posted on 03/02/2012 1:53:51 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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I wonder if this homosexual and her "partner" planned this in some way. Was the daughter of the deceased attending Catholic Church regularly? Seems the two homosexuals met with the priest beforehand and displayed their aggression and rebellion. Their perverted sex acts mean more to them than God, His laws, or the church. The priest did a good deed and upheld religious principles. He deserves support, not condemnation.

62 posted on 03/02/2012 5:44:28 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: RitaOK

What an odd stance. The priest must obey his bishop, but in doing so he facillitates a mortal sin.


63 posted on 03/02/2012 7:24:04 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: RitaOK

What an odd stance. The priest must obey his bishop, but in doing so he facillitates a mortal sin.


64 posted on 03/02/2012 7:24:26 PM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Morgana
Archdiocese of Washington reprimands priest for denying communion to a lesbian

Why, Lord?

65 posted on 03/02/2012 7:46:27 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Morgana

I’m not Catholic. But it sounds to me like a few excommunications are in order.


66 posted on 03/03/2012 9:38:33 AM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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