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Tony Blair recants position on abortion!

By Diogenes (bio - articles ) | Dec 22, 2007

Well he did, didn't he? And somehow I just missed the headline?

In order to be received into the Catholic Church, one must make a profession of faith, affirming that one believes all that the Church teaches. And the Church teaches that support for abortion is gravely wrong, and so now we know-- don't we?-- that Blair recognizes his past public stance was gravely wrong. Don't we?

Don't we?

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  • Posted by: - Dec. 23, 2007 10:27 PM ET USA

    excuse me, 1. all converts must make a general confession. 2. confessions are not to be for public exposure 3. sins confessed are sins forgiven 4. how about trusting the power of the sacraments and the forgiveness of God? 5. Having made a profession of faith, Mr.Blair then recieved the Holy Spirit in confirmation and Christ in Eucharist 6. very powerful meshanisms for further conversion. Congratulations are in order. Praise God.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 22, 2007 11:15 PM ET USA

    Leo XIII, TIMING is precisely at issue. The new convert must all Church teachings at the TIME he is received into the Church. No one "discounts the work of the Holy Spirit." Becoming Catholic isn't about saying, "I'll accept the Church's teachings - in time." It's "I accept them - NOW."

  • Posted by: - Dec. 22, 2007 2:30 PM ET USA

    When does Ted Kennedy take the step?

  • Posted by: - Dec. 22, 2007 1:00 PM ET USA

    This isn't Joe Blow from 3rd St being accepted into the church. No one knows what Joe Blow thought or knew of Church teaching. But because of the public nature of Mr. Blair's life, a public denial of his former beliefs is necessary to prevent scandal to the laity. I am willing to assume that he has subjected himself to the authority of Holy Mother the Church. .But without a public acknowledgment of that submission, those who will not submit are encouraged to continue their rebellion.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 22, 2007 11:08 AM ET USA

    Give him time. Do not discount the work of the Holy Spirit.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 22, 2007 10:46 AM ET USA

    Perhaps Tony Blair made a seamless transition to the Catholic Tradition. Its good for his soul, and even better for his heart.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 22, 2007 10:42 AM ET USA

    If his Priest and the Bishop did what they are obligated to do then Mr. Blair renounced previously held positions in opposition to Church teaching. If not, the consequences will be on them as well as Mr. Blair--actually more so on them I suspect.

  • Posted by: - Dec. 22, 2007 10:40 AM ET USA

    You're right to ask if anyone's at home. You're talking about England where tragically hardly anyone really cares about the abortion issue.

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