I bring to the readership two offerings which merit your close attention.
A First Things there is a piece by Archbp. Charles Chaput – that he is not a Cardinal is a scandal – about …
Chaput clearly and succinctly lays out the issues about why bishops who will allow Biden Communion are giving scandal to other bishops and to priests and “to the many Catholics who struggle to stay faithful to Church teaching”. They undermine the bishops conference. My emphases.
When bishops publicly announce their willingness to give Communion to Mr. Biden, without clearly teaching the gravity of his facilitating the evil of abortion (and his approval of same-sex relationships), they do a serious disservice to their brother bishops and their people. The reason is obvious.
This is not a “political” matter, and those who would describe it as such are either ignorant or willfully confusing the issue. This is a matter of bishops’ unique responsibility before the Lord for the integrity of the sacraments. Moreover, there is also the pressing matter of pastoral concern for a man’s salvation. At minimum, every bishop has the duty of privately discussing these vital moral issues and the destructive effect of receiving Communion unworthily with public figures who act contrary to Church teaching. Reception of Communion is not a right but a gift and privilege; and on the subject of “rights,” the believing community has a priority right to the integrity of its belief and practice.
Cann. 915 and 916 apply.
The whole piece is short and lucid. And it could be helpful to print it out and give it to people who don’t get this, including priests and bishops.
The next thing to which you should attend carefully is Mark Levin’s TV spot from Sunday night on Fox (which, with the exception of Levin and occasional videos of excerpts online I hardly give the time of day since Election Night).
Levin masterfully lays out the situation in Pennsylvania and the blatant violations of the state and federal Constitutions, resulting in an entirely illegal scenario for the verification of the vote. It is jaw-dropping when you hear it explained so plainly. And also listen to his guests, who explain the downright weird, galactically implausible voting results. The video is only 38 minutes (which demonstrates how much garbage advertising there is in each hour).