September 27, 2012

NEWARK'S ARCHBISHOP MYERS CALLS FOR CATHOLIC POLITICIANS WHO OPPOSE CHURCH TEACHING TO REFRAIN FROM THE EUCHARIST

The good archbishop said that those politicians who are pro-homosexual "marriages" should, “in all honesty and humility refrain from receiving Holy Communion.” He further said that “to continue to receive Holy Communion while so dissenting would be objectively dishonest.”

Archbishop John J Myers

Of course, he realizes that there ARE those who struggle--sometimes unsuccessfully--against sin, and then there are those who adamantly and quite willingly oppose Church teaching.

He said: “there is a difference between trying to live the whole Gospel while repenting of failures along the way, and not even trying. Worse still is the attempt by some to alter or pervert the authentic teaching of the Church, which is the true teaching of Christ.”

Myers wrote a SIXTEEN PAGE letter on marriage and family and you can read more about it here:

http://www.marriageuniqueforareason.org/2012/09/27/when-two-become-one-new-pastoral-letter-on-marriage-from-newarks-archbishop-myers/

I applaud the archbishop for his courage and insight. He's getting royally slammed by the usual suspects who don't understand that refraining from the Eucharist is NOT a punishment---it is a pastoral and medicinal spiritual remedy for the sin-sick soul. Of course, I don't expect the "GLBT--add your own lettter here" community to have the intellectual capacity to grow beyond their own prejudices and to actually understand that concept. I am never disappointed by them because I don't expect anything remotely like that.
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