Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thank God for South Carolina?

Father Jay Scott Newman of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville, South Carolina publishes Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome on his church's website where, as his parish members shepherd, he warns his flock as follows:
Voting for a pro-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exits constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil, and those Catholics who do so place themselves outside of the full communion of Christ’s Church and under the judgment of divine law. Persons in this condition should not receive Holy Communion until and unless they are reconciled to God in the Sacrament of Penance, lest they eat and drink their own condemnation.
Southern Baptist roots? I'm shocked, shocked! Although his flock is reminded they are "obliged by Scriptural precept to pray for him and to cooperate with him whenever conscience does not bind us otherwise" I'm thinking they'll do this with their fingers crossed. John Gunn

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