Every once in awhile there is a glimmer of hope for the cathylicks. So
the pope decides that Mary worshiping is out and substitutes some pagan
Amazonian “Pacha mama” statues. The good news is that some renegades
stole them and ceremoniously dumped them into the Tiber River – and due
to modern technology captured it all on viral video.
Forgetting that Jesus is coming back, the pope is also occupying his time saving the planet from CO2. I’m waiting for Elon Musk to make a Tesla pope-mobile – you know, one of those cars that substitute’s spontaneous combustion for an internal combustion engine.
At one time the cathylick church was like McDonalds – those golden arches signaled that no matter where you were you would get consistency, catechism, absolution, rosary beads, sodomy, and wafers – all quality controlled by corporate headquarters in the Vatican. These days, with the church on the verge of schism, you’re not sure what you’re going to get.
This is exactly what quid pro Joe Biden found out while he was on the road. He ran into an “old school” priest, Fr. Robert Morey, who decided to enforce the law – no baby killing, and no wafer for you. Bravo!
Biden denied Communion at Mass during campaign stop in South Carolina|
Oct 29, 2019 – by Deirdre Mays, Catholic News Service
Florence, S.C. — Former Vice President Joe Biden attended the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony Church Oct. 27 and when he presented himself to receive the Eucharist was refused by the pastor.
“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Fr. Robert Morey wrote in a statement responding to queries from the Florence Morning News. “Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of church teaching.”
At the heart of that teaching is Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law which states that holy Communion should not be given to two groups of persons: those who are excommunicated or interdicted, and those “who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin.”
The issue of Catholic politicians supporting abortion has been addressed at every level of the Catholic Church. In 2004, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, then prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, wrote a memo on “Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion: General Principles.”
In it he stated: “Regarding the grave sin of abortion or euthanasia, when a person’s formal cooperation becomes manifest (understood, in the case of a Catholic politician, as his consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws), his pastor should meet with him, instructing him about the church’s teaching, informing him that he is not to present himself for holy Communion until he brings to an end the objective situation of sin, and warning him that he will otherwise be denied the Eucharist.”
“This decision, properly speaking, is not a sanction or a penalty. Nor is the minister of holy Communion passing judgment on the person’s subjective guilt, but rather is reacting to the person’s public unworthiness to receive holy Communion due to an objective situation of sin,” Ratzinger wrote.
In his statement, Morey offered his prayers for Biden.
“As a priest, it is my responsibility to minister to those souls entrusted to my care, and I must do so even in the most difficult situations,” he stated.
Biden, campaigning for his 2020 bid for president, was in South Carolina Oct. 26-27 attending a town hall meeting in Florence and a justice forum in Columbia. He identifies himself as Catholic and attends Mass at St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Greenville, Delaware.
His stance on abortion has changed over his career. He initially opposed the use of taxpayer money to fund abortions. In June, however, he reversed his position on the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of Medicaid funding for abortion. In an Oct. 5 tweet, he wrote: “Roe v. Wade is the law of the land, and we must fight any and all attempts to overturn it. As president, I will codify Roe into law and ensure this choice remains between a woman and her doctor.”
Fr. Jay Scott Newman, pastor of St. Mary Church in Greenville, expressed support for Morey in an email to The Catholic Miscellany, newspaper of the Diocese of Charleston.
“As a canon lawyer, my own conviction is that Catholic politicians who support abortion do fall under the exclusion described by Canon 915 and that Fr. Morey arguably has the law on his side,” he said. “Moreover, the law does not restrict to the diocesan bishop the decision to exclude from Communion someone who fits either category of Canon 915, so Fr. Morey did not exceed his authority.”
. . . .
Basilissa (31-10-2019 02:55 AM): I never understood why the Catholics chose wafers to represent the body of Christ. Surely steak would be more appropriate. If the Landover Department of Religious Freedom ever adopts cannibalism as form ...
Johny Joe Hold (31-10-2019 03:07 AM): ...
Basilissa (31-10-2019 04:22 PM): Atheist P Z Myers thought the wafers were meat. He wanted to stab thousands of them with his scout knife. We know atheists are not the brightest porch lights on the block.Yes, the atheists are so dumb! ...
Ezekiel Bathfire (08-11-2019 11:06 PM): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_UkraineAbortion in Ukraine is legal on request during the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. Between 12 and 28 weeks, abortion is available on a variety of grounds, ...
Johny Joe Hold (09-11-2019 02:37 AM): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion_in_Ukraine And here we have some of the filthy, murderous business that Biden and Son Inc. could have been involved in Ukraine - And the Demoncrats want to impeach ...
Ezekiel Bathfire (10-11-2019 07:31 PM): This says it all sVcPKm_ZniM ...
Show all 13 replies.