Taking votes on this kind of thing puzzles me. But thank God, a vast, vast, vast majority of bishops voted in favor of it and a small minority voted against it and six insignificant abstained. What’s up for a vote next, Holy Orders Coherence?
The lead story on the front page of a local paper:
Don’t we have to follow canon law on this? It seems to me that it has to be the national leader’s own bishop in the domicile in which he is living. In the case of President Biden, it has to be Cardinal Gregory when the president is in Washington, DC and the new bishop of Wilmington, Delaware when the President is in Wilmington.
And when the President goes to Mass in another city, it has to be the bishop of that city, no?
Thus, I scratch my head, wondering why any bishop would oppose a document on Eucharistic Coherence which I presume will highlight for every bishop and everyone else what canon law requires of bishops with a Catholic who is in serious schism with a significant moral teaching of the Church.
What if President Biden was divorced and remarried and his first marriage is the valid sacramental marriage. How would his bishop proceed? Of course, the problem with President Biden is his rabid support of the genocide of unborn babies even to the most horrid partial birth abortion and allowing a baby to die after a “botched” abortion. That seems more serious to me, a humble priest, than living an adulterous life with a person who isn’t your spouse, while your spouse is still your spouse, no?
Thus, who in the Name of God and all that is Holy would vote against Eucharistic Coherence?
Those who also want the Church to ordain women and any variety of LBGTQ++++ non binary forms of gender as well as any variety of any form and number of spouses of marriage and, well do I need to go further?