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Re: “Catholic bishop to skip anti-abortion march because death penalty advocate Attorney General Rutledge is keynote speaker

The Bishop has the problem.

All Catholics may support the death penalty.

No Catholic may support abortion

"3. Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. For example, if a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion. While the Church exhorts civil authorities to seek peace, not war, and to exercise discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital punishment. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."

Directed at all US Bishops and very well known, from

"Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion: General Principles", from then Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) Prefect of the Congregation of the Faith, the top authority of the body responsible for promulgating and defending Catholic doctrine, in a memorandum to Cardinal McCarrick, made public in the first week of July 2004.

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Posted by Dudley Sharp on 01/18/2018 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Catholic bishop to skip anti-abortion march because death penalty advocate Attorney General Rutledge is keynote speaker

Is the Bishop that stupid?

Any Catholic may support the death penalty.

No Catholic may support abortion.

Basic and well known.

"3. Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. For example, if a Catholic were to be at odds with the Holy Father on the application of capital punishment or on the decision to wage war, he would not for that reason be considered unworthy to present himself to receive Holy Communion. While the Church exhorts civil authorities to seek peace, not war, and to exercise discretion and mercy in imposing punishment on criminals, it may still be permissible to take up arms to repel an aggressor or to have recourse to capital punishment. There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."

Directed at all US Bishops from:

"Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion: General Principles", from then Cardinal Ratzinger (now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) Prefect of the Congregation of the Faith, the top authority of the body responsible for promulgating and defending Catholic doctrine, in a memorandum to Cardinal McCarrick, made public in the first week of July 2004.

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Posted by Dudley Sharp on 01/18/2018 at 3:47 PM

 

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