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Pope Benedict XVI refuses to allow communion for Catholic divorcees

There are 72 comments on the The Raw Story story from Jun 4, 2012, titled Pope Benedict XVI refuses to allow communion for Catholic divorcees. In it, The Raw Story reports that:

Pope Benedict XVI has made an attempt to appease remarried Catholic divorcees by calling on parishes to integrate them, but he is a long way from changing the rules, Vatican watchers said Monday.

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Since: Sep 11

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#1 Jun 4, 2012
Easy solution. Leave romanism and go to a Christian church. He has no right to disallow participation in the Lord's Table to anyone. Romanist' communion is an insult to the Lord to begin with.

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Since: Jul 08

Mogadore, OH

#3 Jun 5, 2012
justachristian1 wrote:
Easy solution. Leave romanism and go to a Christian church. He has no right to disallow participation in the Lord's Table to anyone. Romanist' communion is an insult to the Lord to begin with.
I disagree, and I believe Saint Paul does to.

1 Corinthians 11:27-29
Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to answer for the body and blood of the Lord. person should examine himself, and so eat the bread and drink the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself.

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#4 Jun 5, 2012
truth wrote:
Will he be allowing the sodomizing clergy to receive communion? I have seen priests that were molesters and were convicted sucking down a host or two in my day. Maybe the pontiff should move back into the real world. But he is a great lover of cardinal Bernard law. What a guy what a guy.
I certainly understand your concern, truth.
But -- the Bible tells us to EXAMINE OURSELVES before partaking. If we eat the bread and drink the wine in a false, unworthy manner, then not only do we deceive ourselves, but God knows it, and will not honor it.
You did make an excellent point.
My concern is the man-elected 'pope' denying anyone the right to participate. He has no authority to do that.
Michael

Hamilton, Canada

#5 Jun 5, 2012
truth wrote:
Will he be allowing the sodomizing clergy to receive communion? I have seen priests that were molesters and were convicted sucking down a host or two in my day. Maybe the pontiff should move back into the real world. But he is a great lover of cardinal Bernard law. What a guy what a guy.
Around the world every priest who raped a young boy, and every Bishop who LIED, DECIEVED and COVERED up these sins, gave themselves holy communion at EVERY MASS THEY SAID, without repenting, and these are these same holy men who taught us it is NOT ACCEPTABLE for us to receive the eucharist with such sins on OUR souls....

HIPOCRACY at the highest level!
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#6 Jun 5, 2012
1:12 pm, Tuesday, June 5, 2012:
RE: Pope Benedict XVI refuses to allow communion for Catholic divorcees
..... Any club or association can make rules and revise them from time to time. But those who claim to be successors of Jesus are supposed to do what Jesus did, not what others invented after Jesus had been crucified.
Annie Muk

Sweden

#7 Jun 5, 2012
What's the problem?

"Divorce" is what separates Catholics from Protestants. Divorce is the basis for Protestantism in the first place. It is the reason for its creation!

So why should the Pope bless divorce in this case? After all, divorce doesn't even exist in the Catholic church (it is not recognised) so what does the head-line mean, "refuses to allow communion for Catholic divorcees"? That's as crazy as saying "Moslems are good Christians".
Michael

Hamilton, Canada

#9 Jun 5, 2012
Annie Muk wrote:
What's the problem?
"Divorce" is what separates Catholics from Protestants. Divorce is the basis for Protestantism in the first place. It is the reason for its creation!
So why should the Pope bless divorce in this case? After all, divorce doesn't even exist in the Catholic church (it is not recognised) so what does the head-line mean, "refuses to allow communion for Catholic divorcees"? That's as crazy as saying "Moslems are good Christians".
Up until 1977 divorced and remarried catholics were excommunicated from the church. When the church started to realize they started losing members they squashed that and started doleing out more indulgences to keep catholics in the flock.

Somewhere down the road the vatican will allow catholic priests to marry. The churches reason then will be "the time is right"
UNBELIEVABLE!
Pax et Bonum

Uniontown, OH

#10 Jun 5, 2012
Michael wrote:
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Up until 1977 divorced and remarried catholics were excommunicated from the church. When the church started to realize they started losing members they squashed that and started doleing out more indulgences to keep catholics in the flock.
Somewhere down the road the vatican will allow catholic priests to marry. The churches reason then will be "the time is right"
UNBELIEVABLE!
A Catholic being civilally divorced has never been excommunicated since in the eyes of the Church the Sacrament of Marriage is still recognized as being in place. Should the divorced Catholic remarry before getting an annulment then the Catholic should not receive Communion because again in the eyes of the Church the Catholic has now entered into the sin of adultry. One can argue that the annulment process needs looked at. Though one should first argue for better marriage preparation and support systems for those married so that civil divorces could be made less common. Priests marrying or not is not the topic of this thread.

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#11 Jun 5, 2012
Michael wrote:
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Around the world every priest who raped a young boy, and every Bishop who LIED, DECIEVED and COVERED up these sins, gave themselves holy communion at EVERY MASS THEY SAID, without repenting, and these are these same holy men who taught us it is NOT ACCEPTABLE for us to receive the eucharist with such sins on OUR souls....
HIPOCRACY at the highest level!
Exactly. And false piety, God detests. As usual, the old popie is merely trying to usurp authority he doesn't have.
Annie Muk

Stockholm, Sweden

#13 Jun 6, 2012
Michael wrote:
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Up until 1977 divorced and remarried catholics were excommunicated from the church. When the church started to realize they started losing members they squashed that and started doleing out more indulgences to keep catholics in the flock.
Somewhere down the road the vatican will allow catholic priests to marry. The churches reason then will be "the time is right"
UNBELIEVABLE!
"UNBELIEVABLE" is right!

I was raised a Catholic myself. When I was a child it was a "mortal" sin to eat meat on a Friday. That sin has been demoted to "venial", I hear. And here was me thinking that the decision to send us to heaven or hell (based upon sins un-confessed) was exclusively the right of the Supreme Being!
Annie Muk

Stockholm, Sweden

#14 Jun 6, 2012
Pax et Bonum wrote:
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A Catholic being civilally divorced has never been excommunicated since in the eyes of the Church the Sacrament of Marriage is still recognized as being in place. Should the divorced Catholic remarry before getting an annulment then the Catholic should not receive Communion because again in the eyes of the Church the Catholic has now entered into the sin of adultry. One can argue that the annulment process needs looked at. Though one should first argue for better marriage preparation and support systems for those married so that civil divorces could be made less common. Priests marrying or not is not the topic of this thread.
Let's boil this all down into simpler terms, shall we?

Recieveing communion has always been with the understanding that you are pure of sin, that is to say you've confessed your sins and have done your penance. COMMUNION IS FORBIDDEN TO SOMEONE WITH SIN. It is, therefore, inconcievable that someone kneels before the priest in anticipation of recieving communion with an un-confessed, un-penanced, valid sin upon his soul.
Pax et Bonum

Uniontown, OH

#16 Jun 6, 2012
Annie Muk wrote:
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Let's boil this all down into simpler terms, shall we?
Recieveing communion has always been with the understanding that you are pure of sin, that is to say you've confessed your sins and have done your penance. COMMUNION IS FORBIDDEN TO SOMEONE WITH SIN. It is, therefore, inconcievable that someone kneels before the priest in anticipation of recieving communion with an un-confessed, un-penanced, valid sin upon his soul.
"Boil" as you will. My point stands in that a civil divorce alone does not exclude a Catholic from Communion.
Annie Muk

Stockholm, Sweden

#17 Jun 6, 2012
oral roberts wrote:
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Hey what about limbo and purgatory a few popes ago and he wiped it out. Where did those people Go? No one knows or can prove a thing. So I started praying to the book of Harry Potter and the stories are about as believable. Plus I can see the movie and the writer is still alive. No real proof of either just a bunch of stories like in all the worlds religions. Plus they are written by man and that's pretty sad. Invisible people in the sky and a god that loves you and just forget the horrors of Leviticus. Just take your favorite sections and go from there forgetting the ones that don't suit you. Plus all the contradictions in it, two totally different stories of Adam and eve? Yikes, there are more crap stories in there but why look at it all. The bible is only one of many useless books of all the great religions. Made for control and money made by man for all the wrong reasons. Not one trace of the wandering Jews that spent 40 years in the desert. Yahoo keep wasting time instead of correcting your life or standing up and facing facts. Hide behind the salesman that will lead you and tell you what to think.
You made me laugh and you made me cry. I agree with every word of it except that you didn't spell God with a capital "G" .....

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kW8_znPeVNU/Te8jLrH...

..... shame on you!
Annie Muk

Stockholm, Sweden

#18 Jun 6, 2012
Pax et Bonum wrote:
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"Boil" as you will. My point stands in that a civil divorce alone does not exclude a Catholic from Communion.
Keep your finger on the page as you read my post ...... a Catholic living in sin IS excluded from Communion. The key word is "SIN", did you miss that part? You do realize that a divorcee has comitted a sin, yes?
Annie Muk

Stockholm, Sweden

#20 Jun 6, 2012
oral roberts wrote:
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In the bible god is lower case and LORD is upper case.
Is that true? I didn't know that. Perhaps it has to do with it being considered blasphemous for mortals to utter the name of _od?
Annie Muk

Stockholm, Sweden

#23 Jun 6, 2012
oral roberts wrote:
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That nun picture is awesome!!!!
Do you remember the nun in the "Blues Brothers"?

oral roberts wrote:
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Now if you sing Lordy Lordy miss clawdy then you don't have to put all the letters in uppercase. Just a regular case of the lower case like mace.
I don't suppose you've heard of the Finish rock group called "Lordi"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

They won!!!!!

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#24 Jun 6, 2012
Annie Muk wrote:
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Let's boil this all down into simpler terms, shall we?
Recieveing communion has always been with the understanding that you are pure of sin, that is to say you've confessed your sins and have done your penance. COMMUNION IS FORBIDDEN TO SOMEONE WITH SIN. It is, therefore, inconcievable that someone kneels before the priest in anticipation of recieving communion with an un-confessed, un-penanced, valid sin upon his soul.
RIGHT ON.
Their priests are just as sinful as anyone else.
Annie Muk

Stockholm, Sweden

#25 Jun 6, 2012
justachristian1 wrote:
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RIGHT ON.
Their priests are just as sinful as anyone else.
Even worse.
Annie Muk

Stockholm, Sweden

#27 Jun 6, 2012
oral roberts wrote:
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Nancy Marchand was awesome as the penguin.
She certainly was.

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#28 Jun 7, 2012
Annie Muk wrote:
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Even worse.
I stand corrected!!:)

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