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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 08:54 PM
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Oh, for crying out loud, I wish somebody could snap their fingers and make these people go away!
http://www.capecodtoday.com/blogs/index.php/2008/04/15/...

When Pope Benedict XVI touches down in his Alitalia jet, "Shepherd One," at Andrews Air Force Base in a couple of hours, one of the more dramatic conflicts between the American church and the Vatican will unfold more publicly than usual.

Anti-abortion activists are running ads in several major publications "naming names" of pro-choice politicians and asking the Pope to compel enforcement of church law by denying the sacrament of Holy Eucharist to big-name political leaders who identify their faiths as Roman Catholic. The ads began running yesterday in print editions of The Washington Times and in The Politico.

Among those named, complete with photos, are Massachussetts senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), former Presidential candidates, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) and Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT), as well as California's Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The American Life League (ALL) is hoping His Holiness will refuse to serve Communion to these and other pro-choice politicians if they present themselves for the sacrament.

ALL also hopes Benedict XVI will take senior American churchmen to the proverbial papal "woodshed" over what some anti-abortion Catholics consider blatant disregard of church canon law that says advocates of abortions -- including those who legalize and enable them -- by their actions have "excommunicated themselves," an ALL spokesman told Cape Cod Today.


Is this really all the Catholic Church is about now? Wafer Watch for pro-choice politicians?
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ladym55 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-15-08 09:16 PM
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1. Sadly, for this group that's ALL the Church is
They are the Catholic version of the fundamentalists who see all of Christianity as a battle against gay people.

I guess I'd like the Pope to have a little sitdown with the current administration and discuss why pre-emptive invasions, occupations, and enhanced interrogation techniques are no-no's, but that's just me.
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MBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-16-08 05:31 AM
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2. "Catholic version of the fundamentalists" . . .
EXACTLY. I'm completely sick of them, too.

And it is indeed high time for the so-called "pro-life" contingent to be held accountable for their views on pre-emptive war, capital punishment, torture, help for the poor, care for the environment.
Happily, at long last, evangelicals are catching on. Time for the ALL to jump on board, too.
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