I’ve been sort of shocked at the reaction of the Democrat Party, a party that is, at best, pagan though usually godless, to the debate within the US Conference Catholic Bishops (USCCB) over a teaching document, not a policy document, on standards for admission to Communion. It is pretty much like this video.
The Democrats fear that the document will, rightfully, be used to point out to the voters in districts represented by “Catholic” Democrats that those Democrats are about as Catholic as your average gerbil and have been trading off a professed Catholic identity for the sake of deceiving voters.
As I noted a couple of days ago, this whole spectacle is unnecessary as Canon Law and the Catechism of the Catholic Church are clear and unambiguous on the subject of abortion (and on support for homosexual “marriage”). To support abortion, particularly by a public official, carries with it the automatic penalty of excommunication. (READ: The US Conference of Catholic Bishops Votes to Draft a Policy That Could Deny Communion to Pro-Abort Politicians Like Joe Biden.) The issue doesn’t need to be debated.
Still, this is an issue of internal Church discipline that is being moved into the public sphere, and as such, I want to take some time to address some of the more profoundly stupid arguments. If you want to find truly stupid people pretending to be smart, you have three instant go-to places on the internet. There is Vox.com which has wondered why no one has ever developed the real estate west of Miami (SPOILER ALERT: the Everglades). There is Slate.com, where you can find faux-legal twaddle by a self-proclaimed martial arts expert who has had seven bones broken while practicing his art. (Full disclosure: I’m a Second Dan in the Korean version of Kendo and have never had a broken bone, so maybe he’s just unlucky.) And then there is The Daily Beast which collects nutbags like Velcro collects lint in a dryer. Case in point: Pedophile Priests Can Take Communion. Why Not Biden? This article is behind their paywall, but someone
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