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Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Scandal Marks Pope's Visit

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Sound the alarm! Pro-Abortion Catholic politicians are at it again. Now they have used the pope's visit to scandalize his teachings and mock Church law. Shame on them.

This act is designed by Speaker Nanci Pelosi and Senator John Kerry to make a political statement during the pope's visit. What is that statement? Simply put, they are stating that the Church's teachings on Life mean nothing. They're stating that it's okay for pro-abortion Catholics to receive communion, because they did, in a mass celebrated by the pope himself. It's the ultimate slap in the pope's face, and a public declaration of heresy these two have made over and over again. Why they have not been formally excommunicated I'll never know...
( - When Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the Eucharistic liturgy today at National’s Stadium in Washington, D.C. there will be all sorts of people in line to receive Holy Communion. Some of the most prominent figures will be Catholic, pro-choice, politicians such as Nancy Pelosi and John Kerri. Both have indicated that they intend to receive communion at today’s Mass.

The Holy Father has been very clear that Catholics who hold points of view that are contrary to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church should not receive Holy Communion. In May of 2007, a reporter aboard the Pope’s plane enroute to Brazil asked the Holy Father if he supported the Mexican bishops in their warning to politicians who supported legalizing abortion that they would face excommunication. The Pope responded saying, "Yes, this excommunication was not an arbitrary one but is allowed by Canon law which says that the killing of an innocent child is incompatible with receiving communion, which is receiving the body of Christ."

More recently, a Youtube video has surfaced of Cardinal Arinze responding to a question on the same topic. Speaking at a “Q & A” session at a gathering at Familyland USA in 2007, the cardinal, prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, said the answer to the question is so obvious that even children preparing for First Communion could answer it correctly.

The cardinal noted that he was once asked if a politician who votes for abortion should receive Holy Communion. “Do you really need a cardinal from the Vatican to answer that?" he responded. "Get the children for First Communion and say to them, ‘Somebody votes for the killing of unborn babies, and says, I voted for that, I will vote for that every time and these babies are killed, not one or two, but in millions, and that person says I am a practicing Catholic, should that person receive communion next Sunday?’ The children for First Communion will answer that at the drop of a hat. You don’t need a cardinal to answer that."

He further said that the Congregation on the Doctrine of the Faith, sent a letter to the American bishops on this issue in 2002, that among other things discussed this issue. “So the matter is very clear,” Cardinal Arinze said...

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