By John-Henry Westen
WASHINGTON, October 20, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The U.S. bishops will vote on a proposed document, "Happy Are Those Who Are Called To His Supper: On Preparing To Receive Christ Worthily in the Eucharist" during their annual November meeting in Baltimore, Nov. 13-16.
The document, addressed to all the faithful, points out that Catholics may not receive communion if they are do not accept Church teaching on matters such as abortion and homosexuality. Catholics should refrain from Holy Communion, says the document, "when they lack adherence to what the Church authoritatively teaches on matters of faith and morals."
The document is designed to help Catholics properly prepare to receive Holy Communion. It is organized as a series of questions and answers, and explores topics such as what the Catholic Church believes about the Eucharist, who may receive Holy Communion, and how Catholics can prepare to receive the sacrament more worthily...
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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Such a move would be significant and meaningful, because not only would it instruct Catholics that the Church's teachings on these matters MUST be taken seriously, but it would also eliminate all confusion on the issue. You CAN'T be Catholic and Pro-Abortion. Nor can you be Catholic and pro-homosexual. Such action would go a long way to restore the credibility of the U.S. Catholic bishops, in a time when previous inaction has lead to the loss of virtually all credibility. Let's all hope and pray the measure passes by a wide margin.