Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Word on Pro-abort Politicians & the Eucharist

by Steve Ray on February 5, 2009

Bishops required by canon law to refuse Communion to pro-abortion politicians: Vatican official
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=1895
Archbishop Raymond Burke has repeated his argument that bishops are obligated by canon law to withhold Communion from public officials who support legal abortion. “The Church’s law is very clear,” the archbishop told LifeSite News in an exclusive interview. Archbishop Burke, formerly of the St. Louis archdiocese, speaks with considerable authority on matters of canon law, since he is now the head of the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s top canonical court.

LifeSite reports:
Archbishop Burke called “nonsense” the accusation, regularly made by some bishops, that refusing Holy Communion “makes the Communion rail a [political] battle ground.”

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Obama on God and Innocent Human Life

by Steve Ray on February 5, 2009

“There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being. This much we know.”

However, he made no reference to abortions.”

Duh!

To read more click here

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Rome’s Reconciliation
Writing for Newsweek, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel explores and explains Pope Benedict XVI’s lifting of excommunication of four Lefebvrist bishops, including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson: “the lifting of Williamson’s excommunication in no way constitutes a papal endorsement of Williamson’s lunatic view of history, or a retraction of John Paul II’s 1998 statement deploring the Holocaust, or a revocation of Vatican Council II’s teaching on the sin of anti-Semitism.”
http://www.eppc.org/publications/pubID.3692/pub_detail.asp

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Mystic Monk Coffee

February 5, 2009

My friend Jerry Usher, former host of Catholic Answers Live sent me this email (and we love the coffee so I decided to send this message along): Greetings! I’m writing to ask if you’ll do me the favor of supporting the Carmel of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (www.carmelitemonks.org) in Cody, Wyoming, by simply drinking [...]

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