Suppose a pastor decided to withhold the Eucharist from President Biden— not because he wanted to advance the Republican Party, not because he wanted to ban abortion, but because he wanted to save Joe Biden’s soul?

As with his statements today, so too with Amoris Laetitia: the Pope has given a gesture in one direction, but declined to make a clear statement— perhaps because a clear statement …More
Suppose a pastor decided to withhold the Eucharist from President Biden— not because he wanted to advance the Republican Party, not because he wanted to ban abortion, but because he wanted to save Joe Biden’s soul?

As with his statements today, so too with Amoris Laetitia: the Pope has given a gesture in one direction, but declined to make a clear statement— perhaps because a clear statement would be clearly at odds with perennial Church teaching.

When Church leaders say that there is no principled reason for Catholics to object to the Covid vaccines, or to resist a mandatory vaccination— while citing that very CDF document— they offend against both charity and honesty.
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On abortion and Communion, the Pope temporizes

By Phil Lawler ( bio - articles - email ) | Sep 15, 2021 Don’t fall for the facile headlines. Pope Francis did not say that it would be wrong to …
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Yes, one of the few.
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It’s a great thing that Phil Lawler has been weighing in more often in recent days. He presents arguments so well.