May 19, 2010

Another excommunication implemented

I welcome the honest and consistent implementation of Church discipline by the bishop in Chicago. What I notice with the recent excommunications or recognition thereof is that they’re done on small fishes. I have not heard of disciplinary actions taken against the rich and powerful.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but pro-abortion politicians are not allowed to receive Holy Communion.  How is it that I don't see that restriction applied to Catholics in Congress?  And the late Ted Kennedy who supported abortion all his life, still had a Requiem Mass with Card. Sean O’Malley himself when he died.  And during his life, he was allowed to receive communion prior to the annulment of his marriage in addition to his pro-abortion legislative activities?

Additional comments can be found at the link H/T to Fr. Z 

Excerpt of news report from  http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=42053

A woman who challenged a Catholic ordination ban has died. The Catholic church will not allow her to be buried at a Catholic parish.  Janine Denomme was ordained a priest in April by a group called Roman Catholic Womenpriests. She had been battling cancer and yesterday she died in her Edgewater home.

The Catholic church never recognized Denomme's ordination. The Archdiocese of Chicago says Denomme automatically separated herself from the Church when she participated in "the simulation of the sacrament of Holy Orders." The diocese says she knowingly and willingly participated in the simulation and brought excommunication upon herself. And because of that Denomme is denied a Catholic funeral. The Archdiocese says Denomme would only be allowed a Church burial if she gave "some sign of repentance before death."

1 comment:

Subvet said...

Very simple, the Catholic Church is supposed to be countercultural.

Most of our bishops understand that to mean against traditional values only. This puts them very comfortably alongside liberal politicians who praise and fete them for their "courage".

When the time comes to denounce those same politicians who have violated Church teaching theres a lack of spine.

Somehow the realization that "countercultural" will entail eventually annoying EVERYBODY escapes the princes of our Church.

Who was it who said the floors of Hell are paved with the skulls of bishops? Some things never change.

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