Bishops — Non-Communion Means No Communion… Now!

In an op-ed Sunday in the New York Daily News, Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of Brooklyn, called on members of his diocese “not to bestow or accept honors, nor to extend a platform of any kind to any state elected official, in all our parishes and churches for the foreseeable future.”

This we presume extends to Catholic lawmakers who made the shack-nasty marriage of same-sex couples the law of the land in New York.

And what greater bestowal or acceptance of honor can one give or receive than that of the presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar?

The only sound of reason I’ve found today on this subject is the voice of The American Papist, and his father.

The time for using “pastoral reasoning” as an excuse in failing to deny Holy Communion to sinful Catholic politicians has long past. As “fishers of men” you have a responsibility…

Fish, or cut bait.


5 thoughts on “Bishops — Non-Communion Means No Communion… Now!”

  1. Looking at the picture just sent shudders through me. How can our God be so merciful as to save us from the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah?

    1. Hi Nancy! Yes, the picture is the disgusting reality of the situation–a true affront to common decency. There comes a time I suppose when only God alone can save a soul from the inability to distinguish between right and wrong — good and evil. God help us all when this occurs throughout society… Yours, in these days of sorrow for the disrespect shown to the Creator of heaven and earth, James

  2. God bless this brave bishop. We need church leaders like this that actualy have a spine. I hope his priests follow, and other bishops across this sinful land. WE NEED LEADERS!

  3. The Catholic Church is with us today because it’s teachings are those of Christ and cannot change. Those who want to change the teachings are not Catholics in the true sense of the word. In the case of Gays and Lesbians , they fail to realize that the Catholic Church, in no way, persecutes homosexuals. It is the acting out of their sexual tendencies that the Church recognizes as wrong. All of us have challenges in life… some are drawn to pornography, others to depression, others to promiscuity, some have physical or psychological problems… the list is endless…you get the picture. Others are homosexual. It is how we deal with these personal challenges that define our moral status and faith in Christ. This is not Eden and we are not Christ. We have many flaws, some we are born with, others we choose along life’s path. But we always have God’s grace to deal with them in a Christian manner, with dignity and honor… A way that will earn us entrance to ‘Heaven.” Catholics must recognize that truth cannot change no matter how sympathetic they are to people with challenges Enabling them to act in a way that is not Christlike is not helping them. Accepting what is not right, is wrong.

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