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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 14, 2005

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, in a talk at the National Press Club in Washington, restated his belief that pro-abortion Catholic politicians should not be denied Communion. Most American bishops agree with him, he claimed. And judging from the press coverage of his talk, he evidently persuaded reporters that Pope Benedict doesn't really disagree-- although, in the letter that he sent to McCarrick last year, then-Cardinal Ratzinger made it quite clear that he does disagree.

On a separate subject, Uncle Di would like to congratulate Cardinal McCarrick on his recent 75th birthday, and remind Pope Benedict that the cardinal's resignation letter should be on his desk by now.

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  • Posted by: The OX - Jul. 16, 2005 6:16 AM ET USA

    If B16 wants to use a task foce to interpret the Cardinals resignation letter, I have several grand children who understand, " IF THEY SHOULD NOT RECEIVE IT SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN ". As members of the task force they wouldd say, LET HIM GO.

  • Posted by: Janet Baker - Jul. 15, 2005 10:02 PM ET USA

    Folks, I recommend to your reading my website, which has had as a primary aim the facilition of such retirement. Please email His Holiness at and ask him to accept the Cardinal's resignation without further ado. Add your email to ours! Feel free to use any of the material cited in the website as "talking points" for your communication. Thank you!

  • Posted by: - Jul. 15, 2005 8:02 PM ET USA

    It is no wonder that devotiion and respect for the Eucharist has declined, our Bishops refuse to stand up for it in public. If someone is a public sinner who denies Church belief (Abortion is intrisically evil) and comes to communion., they should be denied or at least go to confession before receiving. There is no excuse for McCarick's stand on this issue, as well as other Bishops who are cowardly in not protecting the Eucharist from desecration.

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - Jul. 14, 2005 11:46 AM ET USA

    I pray and hope his resignation will be accepted. Heard Card. McCarrick on a local DC radio station this week saying he'd look forward to staying on...may he be disappointed.

  • Posted by: Fr. William - Jul. 14, 2005 11:25 AM ET USA

    By his words & by his deeds, objectively, Cardinal McCarrick has lied about & acted as a traitor to the Faith. May his retirement is accepted by fax, for the good of the Church. As Diogenes states, read then-Cdl. Ratzinger's letter. He states that pro-abortion Catholic pols should be denied Communion. Cdl. McCarrick lied last year & he has lied again. He is not acting as a Successor the Apostles. His 75th birthday should have come years ago, when he was in NJ. May God have mercy on him.

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