Tuesday, November 30, 2004
"...Archbishop Raymond L. Burke of St. Louis said he has no intention of letting up on his campaign against Catholic politicians who support legal abortion....
'Let's just be honest, the application of the church's discipline in this regard is weak." I've said over and over, though people don't like to hear it, but it is a source of scandal, not only to Catholics but to non-Catholics, who expect from the Catholic Church that the teaching on the sacredness of human life is firm.
One of the problems I have is bishops who say to me, 'Well, this is unheard of in the church's practice.' Actually it goes back to St. Paul in the (First) Letter to the Corinthians, when he says: The person who eats and drinks the body and blood of Christ unworthily eats and drinks condemnation unto himself," he said."There are a whole list of instances you can give historically where the church refused holy Communion to individuals. ... To me there has to be a clarity with regard to that discipline. And I trust it will come forward," he said.
PADRE POINT: GOD BLESS ARCHBISHOP BURKE for his FORTITUDE!!!