SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Communion
June 28, 2021
Maybe the bishops should make an example of the President of the United States. Maybe they ought to name him and shame him as the Dissenter-in-Chief, the bully champion of his political party’s mad promotion of so-called “abortion rights” and insane addiction to the big cheques of the abortion interest. Perhaps they ought to excommunicate the lot of ’em. Maybe. It doesn't matter. They aren’t going to.
June 23, 2021
I would not have made the decision that the American Catholic bishops just made. They voted by a three-to-one majority to authorize the drafting of a statement on “on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church.” It has been reported as having a single, simple political motivation, to bar pro-choice politicians
June 19, 2021
The American bishops have agreed to write a statement on whether pro-choice Catholic politicians may receive Communion. It's needed, though it will be toothless. But that's not the real issue, anymore. The problem is many of them now oppose the Church living by her principles, when those principles contradict Democratic party policy.
February 13, 2020
What happened? The Diocese of Leiria-Fatima, Portugal, has introduced Communion for the remarried, but has not explained how it can be reconciled with Church teaching. Cardinal Antonio Marto announced last month that the diocese had helped two couples and a woman, all living in new unions, to “discern” that they should receive the Eucharist. Why
June 22, 2018
Pope Francis said Canon Law does not provide for nationwide policies, as the German bishops had wanted
June 08, 2018
The Pope has rejected the German bishops' attempted reform. Where does that leave ecumenical dialogue?
June 06, 2018
The leader of the ecumenism committee said the Vatican's rejection of the German proposal was 'inexplicable'
June 04, 2018
A leaked letter said the document 'raises a series of problems of considerable importance'