Monday, July 14, 2008

Archbishop Dosado Gets It!

From Catholic World News:

"Archbishop Jesus Armamento Dosado of Ozamis (in the Philippines) has announced that politicians who support legal abortion will not be allowed to receive Communion.

'The practice of indiscriminately presenting oneself to receive Holy Communion merely as a consequence of being present at Mass is an abuse that must be corrected," wrote Archbishop Dosado in a pastoral letter released on July 13. He said that Catholic politicians who vote or campaign for legal abortion should be denied Holy Communion "until they bring to an end the objective situation of sin.'"

This is a no-brainer. I don't understand why every one of our American bishops is not following suit. They ought to have the words of Cardinal Arinze right on their desks:

"Get the children for first Communion and say to them, 'Somebody votes for the killing of unborn babies, and says, I voted for that, I will vote for that every time.' And these babies are killed not one or two, but in millions, and that person says, 'I'm a practising Catholic', should that person receive Communion next Sunday? The children will answer that at the drop of a hat. You don't need a cardinal to answer that."

Posted by Gibbons

1 comment:

donnie said...

hi fr. john. i am a filipino salesian, and i'm happy to know that you seem to be updated about the recent issue in the country regarding the pastoral letter of bishop dosado.


i hope it's okay with you if i'll post this entry in my blogsite.

god bless!

donnie, sdb