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The USCCB website posts a document called "Thirty Questions on the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum for Diocesan Liturgy and Communications Personnel." Most of the 30 questions receive brief, reasonably lucid and straightforward answers. Then the episcopal training shows through.
Q. 10. The document states "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." Does this mean that politicians who hold positions antithetical to the church cannot be denied communion if they approach the altar?
A. Such matters are decided by the Diocesan Bishop in conformity with Canon Law and other documents of the Holy See.
Q. 31. Did Jesus Christ rise from the dead?
A. Such matters are decided by the executive committee of the Catholic Theological Society of America and there's a really cute film where Michael J. Fox goes back in time and nearly marries his mom and then fast-forwards himself to save this really cool professor-guy makes you think doesn't it and and Wordsworth or Annette Funicello or someone has a poem about it bye!
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