Monday, April 8, 2013

More Common Sense: Ab. Vigneron: Counterfeit marriage supporters should not receive Communion

Detroit's good Archbishop Allen Vigneron  teaches it. From the Detroit Free Press, via Fr. Z:

Catholics who push same-sex "marriage" should not receive Communion

“For a Catholic to receive holy Communion and still deny the revelation Christ entrusted to the church is to try to say two contradictory things at once: ‘I believe the church offers the saving truth of Jesus, and I reject what the church teaches.’ In effect, they would contradict themselves. This sort of behavior would result in publicly renouncing one’s integrity and logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury.”
Vigneron said the church wants to help Catholics “avoid this personal disaster.”


Back in 2008, Archbishop Vigneron was one of the California Bishops who spoke out against counterfeit marriage in the Marriage Matters to Kids video's. You can watch His Excellency's video here.


Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

Good! Now if a flagrant supporter approaches the Communion rail, will his priests obey Canon 915?

Anonymous said...

Ab. Vigneron doesn't need to convince us but with this kind of talk it seems he might even convince the perjurers. I am not kidding. I've not heard it spoken so plain. I know I would be ashamed. Bless the Archbishop.

Anonymous said...

I hope my comment was received because I really meant it.