Tag: disobedience

The Wrong Stuff

8-year-old’s first Holy Communion invalidated by Church By JOHN CURRAN, The Associated Press BRIELLE, N.J. – An 8-year-old girl who suffers from a rare digestive disorder and cannot consume wheat has had her first Holy Communion declared invalid because the wafer contained none, violating Catholic doctrine. (Thanks, Fark) Redemptionis Sacramentum, paragraph 48: “[48.] The bread …

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Missing the Point

This individual is not happy with lay response to Redemptionis Sacramentum. Just as I feared, some parishioners have downloaded the document from the internet and are using it as the basis for a campaign of ?priest policing?. No matter how devout and well intentioned the priest, the slightest perceived violation of any precept in Redemptionis …

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The Narrow Gate

It seems many of the world’s Anglican nations have their heads screwed on straighter than America’s. Since it seems the bad guys are unlikely to shape up or ship ship out, I’ll just pray the good guys join either the Catholic Church or the Eastern Orthodox Church. Anglican Leaders Applaud Primates for Bold Stand Against …

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And the Beat Goes On

Another day, another spin of Earth, and another statement regarding withholding Communion. More and more foreign bishops are commenting on the political mess here. Kerry Shouldn't Take Communion, Says Canadian Bishop Cites "Defiant Dissent"; 2 Arizona Prelates Won't Hold Back the Eucharist "CALGARY, Alberta, MAY 21, 2004 (Zenit.org).- U.S. presidential hopeful John Kerry should voluntarily …

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Round and Round We Go

It seems no matter how hard I try to move on, this topic just keeps coming back. The repercussions are too important and the exchanges too interesting to ignore. US politicians warn of of anti-Catholic hate revival “48 Catholic members of Congress have signed a letter warning that the church risks bringing ‘great harm’ on …

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