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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:38 PM
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27. Calm down, he goes to Church in Boston,
It's okay. I found this on a Catholic fundie site. They were pissed off that the Senator was welcomed into the community of believers.

The Paulist Center
On Saturday at the Vigil Mass, Mr. Kerry received Communion again from the Paulist center. Fr. Joe Ciccone (Paulist Center): "We're following the directive of our archdiocese," said Father Joe Ciccone, who gave Kerry the Eucharist. "They have said we should give him communion."

This reply by Fr. Ciccone does not ring very true. In another story today on the Paulist center.

Sen. John Kerry regularly receives Communion {at a Church that} attracts Catholics uncomfortable with some of the Vatican's orthodox teachings or who otherwise feel alienated from the Roman Catholic Church.

The Paulist Center's congregation includes gay couples, whose adopted children are baptized there, unlike in some other Boston parishes. In November, its leaders refused to read aloud during Mass from a letter opposing gay marriage, as requested by the Massachusetts bishops.

The congregation is not geographical, but ideological, drawing people from as far as away as New Hampshire, said Drew Deskur, the center's music director and a parishioner for 25 years.

"It's not St. Around-the-Corner," Deskur said. "It's an intentional community that draws people from all over Boston. It tries to make sure that everyone feels welcome and that everyone participates in the liturgy."

Ahm, this is liberal Massachusetts. You don't actually think it would be hard to find a Church that would give John Kerry or any other Catholic communion now do ya? Geez, whatever happened to that 'land of the infidels' reputation we used to cultivate nationally. Geez, it's Boston people. No problemo.
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