Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's about time!

No communion for Nancy Pelosi: Vatican court head
Mrs. Pelosi should be denied Communion until she changes her advocacy views on abortion, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke said, according to the Western Center for Journalism.  
That’s canon law, not opinion, he said. Canon 915 states that Catholics who are stubbornly contrary “in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”
I wondered when someone from the Church would finally set Mrs. Pelosi straight on Church doctrine since she had gotten into a habit of twisting things around to fit her political agenda.


Anonymous said...

There are two issues present here. First, Pelosi creates, as most of the Left do, her own narrative and fits everything else into it, including her religion. In other words, her left wing belief system dictates all of her actions. For example, she recently conscluded that the federal government could but cut no more. Never mind it hasn't been "cut" and never mind that most all rational people see the waste and unproductive programs on a near daily basis. The second issue goes way beyond Pelosi. The Roman Catholic Church does not offer guard rails anymore. It' message is peace, give and love. The word sin or the Ten Commandments are not even mentioned. The "go and sin no more" part of the message of Chris has disappeared. Of course, she will continue to be served communion.

Anonymous said...

Never knew there was something wrong with "peace, give & love". If you listen to many Christian Fundamentalists the message is "hate your neighbor, for he's a sinner, unlike us who are "saved".

Dave said...

The Church has a couple of thousand years experience in issuing opinions on public policy and it would be unusual for them to pick the wrong horse or chase the wrong windmill. One can assume they have Public Relations down pat, most of the time. Since the majority of Catholicism's adherents may be conservative, Cardinal Burke risked very little in his statement about a woman who most of his flock dislikes. That's just my observation, of course. Beyond that, like the Boy Scouts the Roman Catholic Church is welcome to promulgate its own rules and to live with the consequences. So, that brings us to whether or not we think the Cardinal is correct within his own tradition and majesterium. On that I don't have an opinion, having lost my Baltimore Catechism somewhere along Genesee Street in the late 1950s and not bothered to go back and look for it. And now all that's left is a discussion on what it should be like to be a Christian. The last truly acting Christian I asked that question of told me to go home and pray in secret. So I guess I don't have any more to say.