Thursday, May 20, 2004
GREAT ARTICLE FROM CATHOLIC EXCHANGE
"American bishops, of course, disagree. Several point out what Jesus inspired St. Paul to write down — anyone who eats and drinks Jesus’ Body and Blood without first discerning his own sins and being forgiven for them eats and drinks judgement on himself. “That is why many of you are sick, and some are dying,” says St. Paul (1 Cor 11: 27-32).
For the sake of the souls in their care, to protect them from divine judgment, some American bishops forbid the distribution of the Eucharist to any Catholic who scandalously promotes abortion. After all, a politician who simultaneously promotes abortion and receives Eucharist might well be damning himself to hell. That’s not good."