Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Catholic church again being heavy-handed about pro-life supporters

This is really stupid. To single out only certain members of the church? I agree with Steve,

"I think it’s a mistake to deny Communion to public officials who, in
their official capacity as policy makers, stray from the church’s
doctrines. But this is adding insult to injury — targeting Catholic
congregants based on their votes, rather than their beliefs and conduct.

In other words, at least in the abstract, John Kerry should be blocked from receiving Communion and Catholic voters who supported him should receive the same treatment."

And why just pro-life stances? Isn't the catholic doctrine that we are all sinners? In fact, you say before communion "I am not worthy to receive you [Jesus, via transubstantiation in the body & blood, aka bread & wine] but only say the word and I shall be healed". You would think that this would be the _last_ thing they would want to deny to anyone. But I guess they have to keep up appearances...

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