Category Archives: 1983 CIC can. 915

Nancy Pelosi, Doctrix of the Church, on the HHS Mandate: “I do my religion on Sunday in church”

Remember when Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) – Theological Mastermind and Doctrix of the Church – said that her faith compelled her to endorse same-sex marriage and when she said she was going to side against the bishops? Or … or… … Continue reading

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“Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra! Sebelius and JFK at Georgetown!

Do you remember Archbp. Charles Chaput’s great talk in Texas about then candidate John F. Kennedy’s infamous speech in which he sold out his Catholic identity for the sake of life in the public square? Do you remember that then-candidate … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi, Doctrix of the Church, cites Theologian Obama and calls evil “good”

From CNS:
Pelosi: Her Catholic Faith ‘Compels’ Her to Support Same-Sex Marriage

By Christopher Goins
May 10, 2012
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(CNSNews.com) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that her Catholic faith “compels” her to “be against discrimination of any … Continue reading

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During their convention Dems will call for same-sex “marriage”

On the site of The Hill we read that during the upcoming Democrat convention, in which they will re-nominate the Evolver-in-Chief, the dems will try to insert a plank in the platform, probably the lower part of the platform, calling for … Continue reading

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What does “manifest sin” mean when talking Communion and can. 915?

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I received a question from a reader this morning:
Without any regard for c. 915, which is the morally correct thing for a priest to do: give the Holy Eucharist to some he knows – who … Continue reading

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Phil Lawler on “The betrayal of Father Guarnizo”

Phil Lawler on CWN has a piece worthy of your attention today.
Here are some excerpts:
The betrayal of Father Guarnizo
By Phil Lawler
[…]
Bishop Knestout’s letter was entirely sympathetic to Johnson, entirely unsympathetic to Father Guarnizo. There was no hint that under … Continue reading

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Fr. Guarnizo has more to say about being removed from ministry in Washington D.C.

The case of Father Marcel Guarnizo, a priest working as an assistant in a parish in the Archdiocese of Washington DC who denied Communion to a Lesbian and her lover in the sacristy before a Mass, has gotten a lot … Continue reading

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NOTA BENE

To all the arm-chair observers of the “Lesbian/Communion Denial” flap who, after having heard about Canon Law a few times think they have some pretty good ideas about it, you should go soon to read THIS.*
In the meantime, after irritating … Continue reading

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Prof. Peters examines development in the case of denial of Communion to aggressive lesbian

The Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, who does not have an open combox on his fine blog In The Light of the Law, has opined about the case in the Archdiocese of Washington DC, now infamous, wherein a lesbian Buddhist … Continue reading

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Sebellius: Reduce costs by reducing births

Did you know that Pres. Obama’s closest science adviser, John Holdren, was a colleague of Paul Erlich, the chicken-little of resource scarcity due to over-population?   If we don’t force the number of births down, we’ll run out of resources … Continue reading

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The “Lesbian Denied Communion” issue: some posts and updates

I initially posted on the story HERE.  Lot’s of comments, including excellent canonical points from Dr. Peters.
As a follow up I posted HERE about can. 915 and the denial of Holy Communion to sinners.
As an update, there is an op-ed in the … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters on can. 915 and the denial of Holy Communion to sinners

If a priest has sure and reliable knowledge that a person ought not receive Communion, is he not obliged to deny it?  Tough call.
The great Canonical Defender, Dr. Ed Peters, might not have an open combox on his fine blog … Continue reading

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If a six-year old can get it right…

From a readerette:
Father,
Back before the new translation was implemented, I talked to my six year old son about the changes and what the new words meant. Since, then, it hasn’t come up again until today.
We were in the car and my kids … Continue reading

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Priest denies Communion to lesbian at her mother’s funeral. Anger ensues. Can. 915 hell breaks loose.

From WaPo:
D.C. archdiocese: Denying Communion to lesbian at funeral was against ‘policy’
By Michelle Boorstein
Deep in grief, [We start with emotion and an image by which it is clear that the priest involved must be condemned, no matter what.] Barbara Johnson … Continue reading

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NY Dem pro-abortion “catholic” Congresswoman booed for supporting HHS attack

A parish priest helped organize some feedback for a NY congresswoman Kathy Hochul (D-NY 26 – Buffalo) running for re-election, a catholic who supports abortion and Pres. Obama’s attack on the Catholic Church and on the 1st Amendment.
Rep. Hochul is a … Continue reading

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Sec. Sebelius already barred from Holy Communion under can. 915

I want to remind everyone of something that The Canonical Defender wrote on his fine blog.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a major proponent of the Obama administration’s push to mandate contraceptive coverage regardless of religious conviction, is already barred from holy Communion as … Continue reading

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Catholic League on Sebelius’s admission before a Senate committee

Yesterday I saw video clips of Kathleen Sebelius, catholic Dem who as Pres. Obama’s patsy is implementing his anti-Catholic agenda, testifying before a Senate committee. She admitted that the Administration did not to any significant degree consult with the … Continue reading

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Card. George writes about unity, Pres. Obama’s attacks, and Catholics who don’t stand with the bishops.

Card. George of Chicago offers observations about the present situation we face as a Church in the United States even as the President of the United States attacks the Church.
He first speaks about the “ad limina” visit he is making … Continue reading

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Washington State unnatural “marriage” bill will force churches to accommodate ceremonies or face penalties

In finem citius?
From LifeSite:
Washington governor signs gay ‘marriage’ bill
February 13, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Gov. Christine Gregoire of Washington State has signed into law a gay “marriage” bill that will force church-owned facilities to accommodate homosexual ceremonies.
Gregoire, a lame-duck Democrat [A … Continue reading

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“Yellow Dog” Fetch!

In honor of the Westminster Dog Show, be sure to check out “Yellow Dog” at the very bottom of this blog page. You can find “Yellow Dog” there, even when this entry scrolls away.

UPDATE:
Snack during the Westminster Show.

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