Friday, April 18, 2008

...Followed Up With A Rather Large "SCREW YOU, POPE BENEDICT!!"
But in all honesty, isn't this exactly what we expected?

Only the most naive among us didn't know this was going to happen, including Archbishop Donald "Look The Other Way" Weurl. Well, the gauntlet has been thrown down, up close and personal. Christ Himself has been used and abused publicly by Pelosi, Kerry, et al.

It was ever so predictable that the gutless Archbishop of DC would put that stupid Stepford Priest smile on his face and do absolutely nothing. Now the big question is... what will The Holy Father's response be to this outright and blatant challenge to his authority and disrespect to The Eucharist?

Here's some of the article from Muckety.News.com (Emphasis mine) Abortion-rights supporters Kerry, Pelosi take communion at papal Mass
They described it an act of faith, rather than of defiance.

Several Catholic lawmakers who support abortion rights, including Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received communion today at the Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI, in apparent disregard for the pope’s views on the issue.

Four years ago, when questions arose over whether then-presidential candidate Kerry should receive the sacrament, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wrote that it could be withheld in certain circumstances, such as “obstinate persistence in manifest grave sin.” One example of such sin, he said, “was consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws.”

Ratzinger’s letter did not mention Kerry by name, and in any case, he recommended a pastoral, rather than prosecutorial approach — talking to the individual before turning them away from the Communion rail.

But the pope’s visit has already reignited the issue at a time when Democrats are attempting to woo moderate Catholics. A staunch anti-abortion group, American Life League, took out full-page ads this week in the Washington Times and Politico, calling on the pontiff to protect the church from “the bloodstained hands” of Catholic politicians who support abortion rights - complete with photos of 20 lawmakers.

American Life League President Judie Brown said the ad’s objective was to prevent politicians from trying to “exploit” the pope’s visit. “There’s no other word for it than defiance of church law,” she said. Brown’s organization asked Catholics attending the Mass to report back if they saw any abortion-rights supporters receiving Communion.

Both Kerry and Pelosi expressed admiration for the pope in statements this week, attempting to steer clear of the abortion debate.

“In a nation and a world facing such extraordinary and daunting challenges, the pope’s visit promises hope, inspiration and great wisdom,” Kerry said.

Yesterday, when Pelosi greeted the Pope at the White House, she bent to kiss his ring. “In these challenging times, there are many opportunities for the world community to work for justice and come together on issues such as human rights and climate change,” she said in a statement.

The Vatican had invited all Catholic lawmakers to the Mass at Washington’s Nationals Park, and many went to the service, although their offices deflected questions. Rep. Jose Serrano was one of the few to confirm he had received communion.

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, told Politico that the church had no plans to police communion.

“You presume that everyone there knows the rules of the church and follows them,” she said. “No one is policing that. People go to church and people go to Communion if they feel in their heart they are prepared to receive Communion.”

Pelosi had been among 48 Catholic lawmakers — some in favor and some opposed to abortion rights — who signed a letter in 2004 complaining about statements by “some members of the Catholic hierarchy” that focused on the issue of abortion to the exclusion of others.

If Catholic legislators are scorned and held out for ridicule by Church leaders on the basis of a single issue, the Church will lose strong advocates on a wide range of issues that relate to the core of important Catholic social teaching,” they wrote. “Moreover, criticism of us on a matter that is essentially one of personal morality will deter other Catholics from entering politics, and in the long run the Church will suffer.”
I'm surprised they didn't give him the finger as they walked away from the Communion line. But in their own little way... they did.

12 Comments:

Blogger Al said...

Thiw whole thing stinks to low hell of an inside job. Pro-abort Dems & their inside people at the USCCB set this up to intentionally embarrass Papa Benedetto. When I 1st heard of it I wrote the following explaining why I said so:

There is More to This Than Meets The Eye

I saw the pictures of Kerry going to Communion. It turned my stomach. He has absoloutely no respect for the Real Presence, but since he has no respect for God, that is to be expected.

7:13 AM  
Blogger HappyCamper said...

They gave the finger alright but they gave it to the Almighty. I couldn't watch because I knew it would be a Nervous DisOrder disaster. Thank God I didn't watch! Instead I took up my beads for several days ahead of the visit and prayed that this very thing would not happen. Do I now pray that Holy Father is inspired by God to bite the ass of the USCCB and hang on like a pitbull?

This was so disturbing to my peace. I couldn't even sleep last night. If this isn't the moment for Catholic peasants to descend upon the USCCB with hayforks and torches, nothing is. If we were organized, we could do just that. Instead we are sheep, but hopefully not without a Shepherd.

Mater Dei, ora pro nobis! Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio!

8:54 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Had I been a Eucharistic Minister there, I wouldn't have given them Communion.

Criticize me all you want, but I wouldn't have let them disrespect Christ or His Holiness that way.

10:01 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Let's see what this Pope does. Any Pope before Pius XII would have excommunicated them. I'm afraid I can't say the same for any EO Bishop. Some pro-baby-illing pols are Ocino's and they get awards from Black Bart.

That's Orthodox Christians in Name Only and "Black Bart" is that ecumenist heretic in Istanbul-shite who thinks he's the Pope of the east.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Dad29 said...

Umnnhhh....

B-16 was not the ONLY one who saw 'the finger'--

but the Other Guy Who saw it carries a MUCH bigger stick.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

If I was there, I would have blocked her from receiving Communion......May this fiasko prompt Pope Benedict to come with the Hammer, excommunications, and the dissolving of the USCCB.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Kit Brookside said...

OY! VEY! I cannot believe it...and yet...

Busy past 2 days, so I managed to miss the DC Mass during the day and was asleep on the couch for the replay. Between this eucharistic abuse by those two bleeding anal orifices -- oops -- legislators, and the musical monstrosity everyone's been posting on, now I'm kinda glad.

8:54 PM  
Blogger HappyCamper said...

Make fun of yu, Amy? No way! I would have done the same as you. No sacrilege commited on my watch. No %$^#@ way!

Where is the K of C in all this? Selling their Tootsie Rolls? This kind of thing is exactly what they should be involved in, making a human ring around these Hellbound freaks and prevent the scandal and sacrilege.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

Amy, I hope I would've done the same. They didn't just give the finger to Benedict, they gave it to the One he represents and that should terrify them when they try to sleep at night.

10:24 AM  
Blogger Rustler45 said...

Just think about it. The Pope could just come unglued when she came to communion and grab her by the throat. Wouldn't you just love it. Nobody could do a thing about it. It's called diplomatic immunity!

12:15 PM  
Blogger Kit Brookside said...

Rustler - LMAO!!!

The Smiter in a Mitre!!!

1:07 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Public sin, public penance simple enough

6:02 AM  

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