Saturday, April 24, 2004
SOME have played down Cardinal Arinze's comments towards pro abortion politicians and prohibiting them from Holy Communion by quoting this part of the new document, Redemptionis Sacramentum:
[91.] In distributing Holy Communion it is to be remembered that “sacred ministers may not deny the sacraments to those who seek them in a reasonable manner, are rightly disposed, and are not prohibited by law from receiving them”. Hence any baptized Catholic who is not prevented by law must be admitted to Holy Communion. Therefore, it is not licit to deny Holy Communion to any of Christ’s faithful solely on the grounds, for example, that the person wishes to receive the Eucharist kneeling or standing.
HOWEVER, notice this statement is in reference to kneeling and standing as one receives communion AND there's a footnote after the quote! FOOTNOTE 177 refers to Can. 915....WANT TO GUESS WHAT THAT ONE SAYS?
Can. 915 Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed or declared, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to holy communion.
THOSE WHO OBSTINATELY, MANIFEST GRAVE SIN = THOSE WHO SUPPORT THE KILLING OF INNOCENT UNBORN CHILDREN! COMMON SENSE ISN'T SO COMMON THESE DAYS!
Cardinal Arinze, Archbishop O'Malley, Archbishop Burke, and others are leading the courageous charge, WHO WILL FOLLOW?