How’s this for “a social movement behind him”…olic-laity-in-favor-of-refusing-communion-to-biden
He should be happy the early Christians chose martyrdom over this false unity.
Darby D Dillion
It takes a great deal of courage to stand up against Caeser. Our bishops are not selected to do so, they are groomed for compromise. After all "preserving unity" is more important than what the Church demands. "Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword." "Matt 10:34 DRB).
"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up against Caeser." True. The Gospels show Pilate was terrified of just the accusation he might be doing so.
alfred dunn
I wouldn't be down on him; he is a friend, not an enemy.
He's just trying to get press.
John A Cassani
He sounds like a GOP congressman who was hawkish about repealing Obamacare when Obama was president, when repeal was impossible, but chickened out after Trump was elected. It’s unlikely any active bishop will actually instruct that Holy Communion be denied for reason of support for abortion.
I just watched the interview. A charitable interpretation of ABC's argument seems to be: the moral circumstances to this point seem to be evil so he doesn't think he should act. My counter would be that, in this case, not enforcing 915 is an act, the object of which is evil. Adam's sin was a failure to act, a failure to protect the garden and the woman.
I always defend ABC … but this is weak
Encouraging sacrilidge creates the wrong king of unity. With whom do you wish to be United? The Truth or the Father of Lies?
Quo Primum
Canon 915 is not just Church law, it reflects Divine law