Friday, June 18, 2010

Deny Communion - Over Immigration???

An allegedly catholyc scholar named Anthony Stevens-Arroyo is suggesting that Catholic bishops are being remiss in their duties by not denying Holy Communion to Sheriff Joe Arpaio and others who support the Arizona immigration law.

Hey, Anthony!  Here's a canon law mini-tutorial!  Canon 915 is very simple.  It reads "Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion."  Sheriff Arpaio is engaging in no sin whatsover by enforcing immigration law.  Thus it would be patently unjust to deny him Holy Communion.

But could Anthony be blowing smoke to disguise his own serious dissidence?  Yes, it seems that Anthony himself is pro-abortion or at least is sympathetic to its proponents!  We read in this piece of his (published in the Washington Post), how he defends Nancy Pelosi "as a Catholic woman who honors her role to uphold the law of the land that allows choice about abortion."  The truth that Pelosi continuously dishonors her role as Speaker, and her Catholic heritage in her support of baby-murder.

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