The pretty obvious implication of the archbishop's argument: priests and bishops are sinfully neglectful of their duties to ensure only well-disposed communicants receive the Blessed Sacrament.
posted on 10/02/2007 10:14:47 PM PDT
Compare Archbishop Burke’s stand and his prior refusal to participate in a gala fundraising event for a Catholic chilrdren’s home featuring pro-abortion rights activist Sheryl Crow (he did not want to scandalize the Church) with the honorarium bestowed on pro-abortion rights advocate and pro-Roe v. Wade advocate Chris Matthews. Washington DC Catholic Charities named Matthews a chair of their fundraising efforts. Which is the teaching moment; which informs us of the moral imperative; which is the expedient; and which is the corrupt. Of course with most of its money coming from the federal government, Catholic Charities has long ago “sold its soul”. The Church needs men like Archbishop Burke. He is a worthy successor to the many great Catholic bishops and cardinals like Sheen, Spellman, Cook and O’hara.
[USCCB]". . . Bishops can legitimately make different judgments on the most prudent course of pastoral action."
To this, Archbishop Burke responded: "the question regarding the objective state of Catholic politicians who knowingly and willingly hold opinions contrary to the natural moral law would hardly seem to change from place to place."
Battle lines being drawn? About time, IMO.
posted on 10/03/2007 4:59:02 AM PDT
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I pray Burke is on the short list for Cardinal!
posted on 10/03/2007 6:20:53 AM PDT
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