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March 1998: Washington is worth a Mass

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 28, 2004

The sacrament is an expression of the bond of communion both in its invisible dimension, which, in Christ and through the working of the Holy Spirit, unites us to the Father and among ourselves, and in its visible dimension, which entails communion in the teaching of the Apostles, in the sacraments and in the Church's hierarchical order.
-- Pope John Paul II, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, 35.

O Sacrament most holy!
O Sacrament divine!
If this'll buy the Catholic vote
I like the price just fine.

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  • Posted by: - May. 01, 2004 11:37 AM ET USA

    What's with that priest? Is he crackers?

  • Posted by: - Apr. 29, 2004 5:22 PM ET USA

    Somewhere, if we're lucky, cloistered Religious are making reparation for such outrages against Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Yes, we should pray for the conversion of the offenders. But we should also recognize sacrilege and abhor it. Perhaps we should offer some penance ourselves in reparation.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 29, 2004 11:15 AM ET USA

    "Jimmy Why Why" ? You would do well to read the entire New Testament to disabuse yourself of this erroneous idea of "charity" and "judgment". Benedicite.

  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Apr. 29, 2004 10:11 AM ET USA

    "Cardinal O'Connor may not be familiar with the doctrinal attitude towards the Holy Eucharist that the conference of bishops in South Africa brings to that question," -- Mike McCurry The priest said that he was only following a SA bishop's conference document. The SA bishop's said that the document didn't mean that -- but the document was ambiguous and didn't incorporate the actual law of the Church. Everyone from the Vatican on down complained including Cardinal O'Connor.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 28, 2004 8:38 PM ET USA

    Bill Clinton, who's NOT even a professed Catholic received Our Lord in Holy Communion and yet there's doubt of the need for clarity and consistency regarding who can properly receive Holy Eucharist! On the other hand, since Our Lord has decided to offer Himself to sinners as He did when He walked the earth, who am I to say which sinners can and cannot receive Him. If He has allowed His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity to be joined to Bill Clinton, then Christ truly offers hope for all sinners.

  • Posted by: - Apr. 28, 2004 8:32 PM ET USA

    As most of us who comment here, I have always believed there is an uncompromisable point of theology involved, one that relates to the very nature of our Faith. Clinton and Kerry are only two of the prominent proponents of many things that are not possible to hold as Catholics. If not stopped, it is almost an incalculable scandal and the Faith would be effectively changed. Only the Holy Spirit and the Pope stand between Truth and disaster. We know the outcome. Let's all beg God for early relief

  • Posted by: Jimmy Why Why - Apr. 28, 2004 7:43 PM ET USA

    Why must you do this? Diogenes, you offend me.

  • Posted by: Jimmy Why Why - Apr. 28, 2004 7:32 PM ET USA

    Why must we all be so willing to cast stones? Where is the love that Christ Jesus commands us to have for one another?

  • Posted by: Fr. Zuhlsdorf o{]:¬) - Apr. 28, 2004 4:15 PM ET USA

    Well... look on the bright side. We could use image this as a way of promoting among pro-abortion Catholic democrats a return to Holy Communion on the tongue!

  • Posted by: AveMaria580 - Apr. 28, 2004 2:26 PM ET USA

    This is a joke? Please tell me this is a joke.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Apr. 28, 2004 1:01 PM ET USA

    Bill is receiving Communion on the tongue? I expect that Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles was outraged at this tip of the tierra to Catholic Orthodoxy. Talk to the hand.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Apr. 28, 2004 12:59 PM ET USA

    Thank goodness he didn't have unconfessed mortal sin on his conscience; otherwise it would block the deliverance of efficacious grace. But, don't quote me on that.

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