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Mich. gay marriage backers
urged to skip Communion

USA Today, by Niraj Wariko

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 4/8/2013 8:48:36 AM

DETROIT -- A Detroit professor and legal adviser to the Vatican says Catholics who promote gay marriage should not try to receive holy Communion, a key part of Catholic identity. And the archbishop of Detroit, Allen Vigneron, said Sunday that Catholics who receive Communion while advocating gay marriage would "logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury." The comments of Vigneron and Edward Peters, who teaches Catholic canon law at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, are part of a polarizing discussion about gay marriage

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Can´t have it both ways . . .

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John c, 4/8/2013 8:56:28 AM     (No. 9264951)

I would go a step further, tell them by name, not to receive communion as they are out of unity.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: caddyjak, 4/8/2013 9:21:42 AM     (No. 9265007)

Love it when the Catholic Church takes a stand. Now, what about the islamic world-wide persecution of Christians????

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Reply 3 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 4/8/2013 9:22:12 AM     (No. 9265009)

Thank You Archbishop for standing up to the Cafeteria Catholics...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JustRight, 4/8/2013 10:02:00 AM     (No. 9265077)

Now if only the clergy nationwide had the back bone to stand up and throw some of these half-baked Catholics out of the church. Can start with Biden; Mikulski; Pelosi; and a few governors to set the stage.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DocH, 4/8/2013 10:46:54 AM     (No. 9265176)

Polarizing? A simple statement of historic Catholic doctrine? What´s so controversial about that?

BTW, the link is broken...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 4/8/2013 11:37:43 AM     (No. 9265289)

What? "Do this in my memory..."
Uneducated, godless heathen.
By the way, just skip Heaven.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: geoguy, 4/8/2013 12:13:06 PM     (No. 9265360)

Try this:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/08/gay-marriage-supporters-skip-communion/2062413/

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Reply 8 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 4/8/2013 12:49:52 PM     (No. 9265416)

I will believe the Church is really serious about this and abortion when theyexcommunicate all those senators and congressmen who vote over and over for both.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: belwhatter, 4/8/2013 12:54:33 PM     (No. 9265427)

with you #8 -however this is a step in the right direction - keep up the pressure.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: phillyred, 4/8/2013 2:53:16 PM     (No. 9265584)

The Church by its very nature polarizing. If it wasn´t, it would serve no purpose! So yes. You are either with us or against us. Sorry. Truth is truth.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: columba, 4/8/2013 4:53:19 PM     (No. 9265751)

This opinion is not only a local issue. The Catechism of the Catholic Church makes it clear. It says:

"Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved."


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