Lions, turtles and alligators, o my!
You call what Cardinal Dolan said strong words against the Governor? Well I'm sure that Cardinal Dolan will give Cuomo a severe frown the next time he gives Cuomo and his mistress Holy Communion in St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Hey, there is this woman who isn't my wife that I'd like to bring to Communion. I mean, "who are we to judge?"
Is there evidence he's given Holy Communion to Cuomo and his wife? The burden in most cases of committing a sacrilege in terms of receiving Holy Communion unworthily, meaning in a state of mortal sin or an interdict against receiving due to a second invalid marriage outside the Church rests with the one who receives, not the one offering Holy Communion. It is the soul of Cuomo and his wife that are in mortal jeopardy.
Yes. Cuomo received Communion at the hands of Bishop Hubbard at the Mass after his inauguration. Sacrilege, anyone?
Hubbard was the youngest bishop named under Pope Paul VI in the 1970's and I think prior to my going to the seminary or perhaps shortly afterward. He is 1970's through and through and now is close to retirement. He is of the same ilk as the now retired bishop of Rochester, New York and their new bishop is quite a refreshing change and I suspect when the new bishop of Albany where the seat of government is in New York is named to replace Hubbard, that it will be someone similar to Rochester's new bishop. Apart from that it wasn't Cardinal Dolan who gave him Holy Communion.
Growing up in the rural South, with the accompanying prejudices--some fading and some growing, I've just never really thought of New York as a center of virtuous living.
Fr, so that makes it ok, then?
We do not condemn them for the benefits it brings us, Priest. We condemn them because it is sin and when the Church smiles at it or condones it in any way, it brings us all down. There are some absolutes…or did you forget that?
Lots of folks here willing, even eager to cast the first stone. Hope you all have the Biblical qualifications to do so.
Maybe I can beat somebody to the ounch: "What about the stone YOU'RE casting in your post?"
When the Church condemns people or their behavior, it is not "casting stones." The Church speaks for Christ and issues judgements from within Her righteous position as His bride and Body. Also, there is nothing wrong with Christians, though sinners, to pronounce judgement on the behavior of others as long as they do so with the understanding that they, too, are sinners.
Pretty lame response pastor. You know very well that I'm not talking about the Church casting stones. I'm talking about you...and you do it regularly.
But, of course, righteous men like you have a God given duty to admonish the sinners.
Anonymous, You did not read my last sentence.
But, of course, righteous men like you have a God given duty to admonish the sinners.January 25, 2014 at 4:21 PMFather, that's you. It's not fair to be trolling on your own blog.
I do not pretend to righteousness, Anonymous. My sins would probably make your's look like play time.
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