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waiting for guidance

By Diogenes (articles - email) | Feb 19, 2010

Questioned about the vexing issue of whether pro-abortion politicians should be admitted to the Eucharist, Cardinal Sean O'Malley--who faces such questions frequently in his Boston archdiocese--told LifeSite News that clear guidance from the Vatican is necessary.

LSN: “So you think it needs a directive from the Pope or be made clear in Canon Law?” 

O’Malley: “It’s the only way it is really going to work."

What a good idea! Something clear. Something in the Code of Canon Law. Something like this:

Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.

If the Vatican approves this wording, let's call it Canon 915.

Oh wait.  

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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