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Politicizing Communion

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 11, 2019 by andelino

Joe Biden “owes” Fr. Robert Morey a “huge thank you.”

The Internet exploded recently with the news that Fr. Morey of South Carolina had “denied” Communion to Biden at a parish Sunday Mass there. Biden is known to attend Mass frequently, if not weekly. Priests in other locations, as well as Pope Francis who clearly has no “heart” for fighting the culture war, have been told in no “uncertain terms” that they are to give “Communion” to Biden. Or else.

What Fr. Morey courageously did was to refuse to “Politicize Communion,” despite longstanding claims in high places otherwise, instead putting Biden and his “salvation” before every other consideration.

The “Catholic Faith is not a superstition and “Communion” is not an “anti-death pill” that communicates the Lord’s Resurrection, life, and holiness despite the lack of a “state of grace” on the part of the “soul” receiving Him.

Any Catholic who knowingly receives Communion in a state of “mortal sin” is practically functioning in a state of superstition. Leaving such a soul in this dangerous state of “delusion” is the opposite of pastoral care. It is never loving to “refuse” to intervene for the sake of “salvation” of souls.

Reception of grace always necessarily involves a cooperation with it. As St. Augustine expressed it, “The God who made us without us will not save us without us.” God gave us “free will” and we receive the grace of “communion” in order to build up the “state of grace.”

One of the negative side effects of the postconciliar era is that priests are often treated as if they no longer have a conscience and are subjected to “political” orders from higher headquarters, expected to function like “ecclesial bots.”

Priests make a promise to “obey” their bishops, but there is no guarantee that they will be always ordered to do what is “right or Catholic.”

Giving Communion to “pro-abort and same sex marriage politicians” is a case in point.

Many bishops telegraph publicly that they intend to give Communion to “pro-child-killing pols” and, at the same time, make clear that their priests are expected to do the same regardless of the “judgment of their own conscience” on the matter.

In Fr. Morey’s case, we may be thankful, his refusing “Communion” to Biden was part of a “diocesan” policy. In doing so he has offered Biden a opportunity to “correct his own practice of the Catholic faith in order to save his soul.”

Biden’s public “betrayal” of Christ by advocating for, and voting for, “abortion and same sex marriage” has placed him in objective “grave sin and scandal.”

 His physical reception of “Communion,” therefore, would not communicate “grace” but rather would place him in the situation described by Paul in 1 Cor. 11-27, “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.”

The Lord Jesus’ purpose in “Communion” is to build up grace for those who are in a state of grace, following Baptism or absolution for “mortal sin” after Baptism. Have we completely “lost our minds” about giving Communion to “pro-abortion” and “same sex marriage” politicians, thereby degrading it’s a “useless” and “non-sacrilegious” act?

When Biden, as vice-president, performed the wedding ceremony for two “gay” White House staffers, it was a cynical move for “LGBT” support, but far more importantly, another brazen “scandal” demanding a response from the Church.

Biden has been essentially “defying” the American bishops for decades, knowing that it’s highly unlikely they “dare put him on the spot.”

Have we forgotten that presenting oneself for “Communion” is predicated on the fact that one is a “believing” Catholic?

Receiving “Communion” is based on the fact that one is in a “state of grace.” One is only in the “state of grace” if free from the stain of “mortal sin” and embracing, with full assent of “intellect and will” all that the Catechism teaches.

When those who claim to be “practicing” Catholics go to the “Women’s March,” for example, without distancing themselves from the “pro-abort, pro-SSA activity and support for the redefinition of marriage” that organizers have made clear is the March’s agenda, while posting photos of themselves at the March on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks, they’re committing “public scandal.” After that, the idea of going to “Communion” publicly without repairing that scandal is being a hypocrite.

Priests who participate in “public scandal” by knowingly giving “Communion” to baptized Catholics who publicly advocate or support “abortion and same sex marriage” are politicizing Communion, especially when the one presenting himself for Communion is a “politician” running for office.

Such “Politicizing of Communion” should never have a place at Mass and no “Priest nor Pope” should ever “aid and abet” such sacrilege.  It is not a political matter. It’s a question of whether the Catholic Church, as it claims, takes seriously the most serious things, namely the nature of “Communion” and what it means for someone to receive the “Body and Blood” of Christ.

There have been various “dodges” from the Catholic Church hierarchy on this matter. New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan, as well as Pope Francis, remarked that they would never judge the “state of someone else’s soul.” But that’s not what is involved in the Biden case or Nancy Pelosi, another Catholic hypocrite.

The question is whether to allow someone who has publicly adopted positions, and acted on them, that are directly “contrary” to the teachings of the Catholic Church, and constitute grave “public scandal,” to go along just like any other Catholic.

Public scandal does not mean, as it does in the tabloids, that you’ve done something spectacularly wrong. In Catholicism, it means a public stumbling block that “confuses” people, Catholic and not, about grave matters like “abortion” and God’s intentions in “creating the two sexes.”

People sometimes argue, a known sinner may have been to “Confession” and, therefore, may again in a “state of grace.”

But someone who has created a serious and longstanding “public scandal” must do some “public act of repudiation,” both of his “beliefs and acts.” Otherwise, the “scandal” remains.

After being “denied” Communion by Fr. Robert Morey Joe Biden “defiantly” told the press that he would just receive “Communion” from Pope Francis himself.

 

Pro-abortion Joe Biden: ‘The Holy Father…gives me Communion’

Cafeteria Catholic Pelosi

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2019 by andelino

Pro-Abortion Pelosi’s Convenient Catholicism
By Daniel John Sobieski

If House speaker Nancy Pelosi is a “practicing Catholic,” then Sen. Elizabeth Warren is an “American Indian.”

If she is a “practicing Catholic” then one hopes that one day she gets it right. You cannot be in fundamental “disagreement” with a fundamental “doctrine” of the Catholic Church and then wrap yourself in its vestments to proclaim you don’t “hate” anybody.

“Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi doesn’t invoke her Catholic “conscience” when she supports her caucus’s “abortion-until-birth” infanticide policy, the ultimate “separation” of mother from child. There is no worse “brutality” than what an unborn child feels at the hands of a surgeon’s tools. It is a fact that forceps kill more children than gunsA detention center on the border or the deportation of those who have had their due process and have a deportation order lawfully issued by a judge doesn’t even come close.

“Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi did not respect faith-based communities and other organizations, such as her Catholic Church, when it came to ObamaCare’s attempt to force them and the institutions they administer to provide insurance that pays for abortions and contraceptives. When it comes to Catholics and pro-life people acting on their “religious” conscience, she fights them quicker than you can say “Hobby Lobby.”

As LifeSiteNews reported during a recent abortion funding battle:

“Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi blasted Catholics for fighting for the right not to perform or fund abortions, describing their abhorrence for supporting abortions as this conscience thing,” in remarks to the Washington Post.

During a debate in the House over a bill to stop abortion funding in the health care bill and to strengthen conscience rights on abortion, Pelosi had described the bill as “savage,” claiming that it would allow doctors to let women “die on the floor” because they could refuse to perform an abortion.

In her remarks to the Post, Pelosi, who says she is Catholic, defended her statements against the Protect Life Act. While some “may not like the language,” she said, “the truth is what I said.”

“They would” let women die on the floor, she said. “They would!  Again, whatever their intention is, this is the effect. I’m a devout Catholic and I honor my faith and love it … but they have this conscience thing about abortion,” added Pelosi.

Apparently, this “conscience thing” may be invoked in the name of open borders, sanctuary cities and states coddling murderers of American citizens, and enforcing lawful deportation orders, but not when you are someone who believes life begins at conception and ends at natural death and not at the end of an abortionist’s forceps.

Heaven, as some have suggested, is a place with high walls and extreme vetting. And, we are told, once you have been judged, you are cast out — uh, deported. There is a big gate, which could be called a “port of entry,” but you do not get to climb over it or sneak around it.

Yes, Nancy Pelosi has children, but according to her, she had the right to “snuff out every one of their lives” right up to the moment of birth, perhaps even after, as the Democrat governor of Virginia said he is fine with.

You cannot serve the Catholic Church and Planned Parenthood:

“Speaker Pelosi’s attempt at claiming the moral high ground here is the peak of hypocrisy from a career politician. Our individual faith and beliefs are our own forces to reckon with, but Speaker Pelosi is far from a shining example of a strict follower of the church’s teachings, especially given her spineless rhetoric on abortion as the issue moves to the center of the ideological divide.”

As her party moves further to the left each day, especially on the issue of “abortion,” Speaker Pelosi has simultaneously remained silent while still claiming to be a moderate and a “faithful” Catholic. The mainstream Democratic Party, fueled by young progressives and far-left interest groups, has embraced “unlimited, late-term abortion” with open arms.

The Speaker refuses to condemn the abhorrent “abortion” laws implemented in New York and Virginia [Virginia’s proposed radical abortion law was not in fact implemented —ed.], which both go even further than third trimester abortions. She also turns a blind eye to the harmful rhetoric pushed by groups such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL, both of which provide substantial monetary donations to the Democratic Party, as they encourage American women to “shout their abortions.” 

After her announcement that a vote on President Trump’s impeachment will proceed, “Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi melted down, saying, “I don’t hate anybody” when asked by Sinclair Broadcast Group reporter James Rosen if she hates President Trump:

“That has nothing to do with it. I think the president is a coward when it comes to helping our kids who are afraid of gun violence. I think he is cruel when he doesn’t deal with helping our Dreamers, of which we’re very proud.  I think he is in denial about the climate crisis. However, that is about the election. This is about the Constitution of the United States and the facts that lead to the president’s violation of his oath of office and as a Catholic I resent your using the word ‘hate’ in the sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone. I was raised in a way that is a heart full of love and always pray for the president. And I still pray for the president. I pray for the president all the time. So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”

Pelosi doesn’t “hate” nor “pray” for Trump, which is why she continues to bear “false witness” against him, participating in a “kangaroo” court proceeding based on hearsay and presumption. Why is it that you care about children killed by a gun and not for an unborn child killed by forceps or a suction machine or a shot of poison to the heart? Why do you care about children said to be seeking a better life in America when you want to deny American children the right to life, that unalienable right the Founders you so dearly love wrote about in the Declaration of Independence? The unborn have dreams, too, before they are ripped from their mother’s wombs.

Ironically, “Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi is planning her impeachment vote virtually on Christmas Eve, when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ — the baby King Herod, who had his own version of “Planned Parenthood”, hoped to exterminate. Perhaps “Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi can explain why she has so often been rebuked by her own church:

“Pelosi has been repeatedly rebuked by bishops, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic groups like the Catholic League for her pro-abortion stance. She has returned fire, calling bishops ‘lobbyists’ — because they opposed an ObamaCare mandate that violates Catholic teaching — and she has taken on nuns ‘The Little Sisters of the Poor’ who sued to protect their religious freedom.”

A few years ago, when asked about legislation limiting abortions after 20 weeks, “Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi “refused” to say when she thinks “human life begins” and is worthy of both “legal and moral” protection. She was roundly rebuked by the bishop of her diocese.

In an interview with CNS News, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco responded to “Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi and rebuked her:

“It is a scientific fact that human life begins at conception. This has been established in medical science for over 100 years. Catholic moral teaching acknowledges this scientific fact, and has always affirmed the grave moral evil of taking an innocent human life. This has been the consistent teaching of the Church from the very beginning, a teaching already discernible in the natural moral law, and so a teaching from which no Catholic can dissent in good conscience.”

Ah, there’s that “conscience thing” Pelosi finds annoying. “Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi is so “out of step” with Catholic “teaching and doctrine” that it would be proper to deny her the Sacrament of Holy Communion, as was done recently to Joe Biden. As the Christian Post reported:

Fr. Robert Morey confirmed with SC Now that Biden was denied the sacrament because of his advocacy for abortion rights…

“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden. 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.”

The rebuke from Morey comes after Biden publicly objected to a proposal to outlaw abortions in South Carolina after about six weeks of pregnancy, including in cases of rape or incest.

He also noted that even though he personally opposes abortion, “I don’t think I have the right to impose my view — on something I accept as a matter of faith — on the rest of society.”

You cannot be only “personally opposed” to a moral evil as defined by Catholic Church doctrine. Biden can’t, and Pelosi can’t. Faith without works is dead, and “Cafeteria Catholics” like Pelosi are obligated to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s. 

“Cafeteria Catholic” Pelosi cannot serve both her “imaginary god and Mammon.” Nor can she use her “Cafeteria Catholic faith” as a political weapon whenever it is “convenient” to do so.

Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.

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