Mary Cheh was arrested yesterday after she and others protested HR 3, that bans abortion funding in DC. A few weeks ago, Vincent Gray was arrested for doing the same thing. If they keep this up, they'll soon be running the DC government from jail. Perhaps Marion Barry could give them some how-to tips for doing that.
By the way - Vincent Gray is ostensibly Catholic. Yet he is willing to be jailed for the "right" to murder babies? He attends St Mary's, just east of Chinatown, and that pastors have been instructed by Cardinal Wuerl to give Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians "because they do not know the state of the soul" of these pro-aborts.
Yoo hoo! Your Eminence and all interested parties! Here's Canon 915 in its entirety. Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed or declared, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.
As I read this, I see no mention at all about "knowing the state of someone's soul". What I do see is language about those who persist in manifest grave sin. I would say that promotion of the legalized murder of children to the point of getting arrested is "persisting in manifest grave sin". Per Canon 915, the denial of Holy Communion to someone exhibiting that behavior is an obligation enjoined upon the minister of Holy Communion. It is NOT open to "pastoral interpretation" or whatever the cop-out mumbo-jumbo-du-jour might happen to be. This is not complicated; you're only pretending it to be so in order to dodge culpability for disobedience to this straightforward Canon. All you clergy who try this flim-flam deceive no one but yourselves - even at that, I don't think you entrely succeed.
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