Pope Benedict XVI refuses to allow communion for Catholic divorcees

Jun 4, 2012 Full story: The Raw Story 72

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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Pax et Bonum

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#54 Jun 20, 2012
Sherlayne wrote:
re Topic: I know some priests who WILL allow some divorced & remarried Catholics Communion. Right in our own parish. Guess they're wrong according to the pope, but they keep on doing it. Even a lot of the pope's own priests don't listen to him.
It is called being "pastoral". No one coming up for Communion is to be turned away at the altar. It just is not to be done by priests or Eucharistic ministers. Our priests do their best to be obedient to their bishop and the pope. This is an issue that will not go away easily.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#55 Jun 20, 2012
Pax et Bonum wrote:
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Do not judge yourself so harshly. God does not do so. The Church has its rules and yet all in all only God knows our hearts. I believe you have tried to do your best in life and even in this state may have more time than you can see right now. Life does go by way too fast. I am no spring chicken myself and see more behind me than ahead of me. Still I do not believe that there is nothing to look forward to. I have lost loved ones and yet for reasons I can not fully explain find them nearer to me in death than they were to me in life. I fully believe that you will not "go gentle into that good night". I will pray for you and keep good thoughts going your way. Peace.
That is really uplifting for me! I just don't know why you are so merciful to me, knowing the problems I have and how hard it is for me to "feel God" in my life - and believe me, I want to! I can't thank you enough for your prayers - I think that's about all that's left for me right now. You don't give up on me and that does give me some hope :)

No doctor has said I'm dying - I go to my primary again week after next and my cardio the week after that - but I feel myself losing more and more strength all the time. Yet I know people older than me who are more active and have more energy. Perhaps my main problem is that I've given up; I'll have to talk to my doctor about that. My husband's recovery is taking so very long. He's weak, tired and depressed and he's not at all prone to depression. He's usually very strong emotionally and has quite a bit of faith. I think you'd like him; he is so charitable and kind to everyone. I hope I can stay online a bit, but I feel the exhaustion overtaking me again. I mainly come here to talk to you, justachristian, June and Earth Child. Later, dear. And I sure hope you're doing well!
Pax et bonum

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#56 Jun 21, 2012
Sherlayne wrote:
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That is really uplifting for me! I just don't know why you are so merciful to me, knowing the problems I have and how hard it is for me to "feel God" in my life - and believe me, I want to! I can't thank you enough for your prayers - I think that's about all that's left for me right now. You don't give up on me and that does give me some hope :)
No doctor has said I'm dying - I go to my primary again week after next and my cardio the week after that - but I feel myself losing more and more strength all the time. Yet I know people older than me who are more active and have more energy. Perhaps my main problem is that I've given up; I'll have to talk to my doctor about that. My husband's recovery is taking so very long. He's weak, tired and depressed and he's not at all prone to depression. He's usually very strong emotionally and has quite a bit of faith. I think you'd like him; he is so charitable and kind to everyone. I hope I can stay online a bit, but I feel the exhaustion overtaking me again. I mainly come here to talk to you, justachristian, June and Earth Child. Later, dear. And I sure hope you're doing well!
My "mercifulness" is pitiful in comparison with the "mercifulness" of God. Maybe God is trying to use me and the others to touch you. If God could use a donkey God can certainly use those of us posting to you on topix. Between your health problems and that of your husband it is no wonder that you are exhausted. Stress is involved big time. I am sure your husband and I would get along. He sounds like a great person. Rest as you need to. Come to topix as you can. I will be checking in more than I have just to see if you have been able to post. Peace.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#57 Jun 21, 2012
Pax et Bonum wrote:
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It is called being "pastoral". No one coming up for Communion is to be turned away at the altar. It just is not to be done by priests or Eucharistic ministers. Our priests do their best to be obedient to their bishop and the pope. This is an issue that will not go away easily.
Good answer, thanks. Also, no priest really knows what any parishioner has been guilty of prior to receiving Communion. Make sense to you?

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#58 Jun 21, 2012
Pax et bonum wrote:
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My "mercifulness" is pitiful in comparison with the "mercifulness" of God. Maybe God is trying to use me and the others to touch you. If God could use a donkey God can certainly use those of us posting to you on topix. Between your health problems and that of your husband it is no wonder that you are exhausted. Stress is involved big time. I am sure your husband and I would get along. He sounds like a great person. Rest as you need to. Come to topix as you can. I will be checking in more than I have just to see if you have been able to post. Peace.
Pax, you're humble and beautiful! A credit to your faith :) I try to be a credit to my race, LOL. The black part is easy - the mermaid part gives me a lot of grief. Some people look at me and bring out the tartar sauce - makes my scales turn into hives!

My husband is truly as kind and unselfish as I've always stated. Lately a little grumpy but it's because he isn't well either. He's very weak and it tortures me to see him like this. He's always been super-strong (3rd degree black belt, used to teach it, and he's very muscular.) He doesn't know his own strength, I was always teasing him about that. Me, I'm small. 5'2", small frame.

Going to doctor tonight. Had an appt about a week and a half from now but felt so lousy today I got in tonight at 8:45. I'll try to come back and tell you what he says. The exhaustion is getting to me the most today. I did manage to mop a floor though.

I'll talk to you soon - you are like a bright, sunny day to me, and many others, I'm sure.

Oh, you probably know I'm for gay rights. Does that make you want to run away from me? I'm 100% straight, I just see sexuality more in a scientific light. Even if we disagree, I have no problem with that.
paul shykora ARTs

Calgary, Canada

#59 Jun 21, 2012
...I's ''sing''...LOVE..Love...love.. ...
Pax et Bonum

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#60 Jun 21, 2012
Sherlayne wrote:
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Good answer, thanks. Also, no priest really knows what any parishioner has been guilty of prior to receiving Communion. Make sense to you?
It makes perfect sense. I believe that was a reason for the screens in the confessional boxes.
Pax et Bonum

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#61 Jun 21, 2012
Sherlayne wrote:
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Pax, you're humble and beautiful! A credit to your faith :) I try to be a credit to my race, LOL. The black part is easy - the mermaid part gives me a lot of grief. Some people look at me and bring out the tartar sauce - makes my scales turn into hives!
My husband is truly as kind and unselfish as I've always stated. Lately a little grumpy but it's because he isn't well either. He's very weak and it tortures me to see him like this. He's always been super-strong (3rd degree black belt, used to teach it, and he's very muscular.) He doesn't know his own strength, I was always teasing him about that. Me, I'm small. 5'2", small frame.
Going to doctor tonight. Had an appt about a week and a half from now but felt so lousy today I got in tonight at 8:45. I'll try to come back and tell you what he says. The exhaustion is getting to me the most today. I did manage to mop a floor though.
I'll talk to you soon - you are like a bright, sunny day to me, and many others, I'm sure.
Oh, you probably know I'm for gay rights. Does that make you want to run away from me? I'm 100% straight, I just see sexuality more in a scientific light. Even if we disagree, I have no problem with that.
I hope the doctor has some answers for you. I await hearing what he tells you. I do hope your husband feels better as the days go by. He sounds like a real gem. I am also for gay rights. I have some very good friends in the gay community. I too am straight but have found such acceptance by my gay friends it just seems natural to return what I have received. Peace.
paul shykora ARTs

Calgary, Canada

#62 Jun 21, 2012
.....and one of JOY..Joy...joy...eh..(+)...

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#63 Jun 21, 2012
Pax et Bonum wrote:
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I hope the doctor has some answers for you. I await hearing what he tells you. I do hope your husband feels better as the days go by. He sounds like a real gem. I am also for gay rights. I have some very good friends in the gay community. I too am straight but have found such acceptance by my gay friends it just seems natural to return what I have received. Peace.
You think like me. I have a few gay friends, two gay cousins, and they're fine people. They are also loved by God and part of our human family.

I have to get showered now for the doctor and will talk to you later on. I'm so glad you accept me, sinner that I am. We've had a two-day heat wave and it's horrible outside. Thank heavens for A/C! See ya later, you are such a blessing to know!
paul shykora ARTs

Calgary, Canada

#64 Jun 21, 2012
..love ME love..L0VE the ''straight '' Folk's,here...eh..yada u u..(+)...GOD Bless....shalom
Pax et Bonum

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#65 Jun 21, 2012
paul shykora ARTs wrote:
..love ME love..L0VE the ''straight '' Folk's,here...eh..yada u u..(+)...GOD Bless....shalom
Love the straight...love the gay...love all who need love. It's all good.

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#66 Jun 21, 2012
Cathoholic wrote:
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Which sin is that? Murder of the innocent?
Murder[criminal homicide] is the one sin which "cries to Heaven for judgement."The 'unforgivable sin' is nothing for us to be concerned about;since,I very seriously doubt anyone of us will ever commit it.
Achilles

Europe

#67 Jun 22, 2012
Stupid fascist germans your country will pay for all the evil that broad on Europe once again.

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#68 Jun 22, 2012
STEPHMAR wrote:
<quoted text>Murder[criminal homicide] is the one sin which "cries to Heaven for judgement."The 'unforgivable sin' is nothing for us to be concerned about;since,I very seriously doubt anyone of us will ever commit it.
Does anyone really know what the unforgivable sin is? I've heard opinions, but nothing concrete. I've always been curious about that.
Achilles

Europe

#69 Jun 22, 2012
Does anyone of you knows what demon means?

“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#70 Jun 22, 2012
Pax et Bonum wrote:
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I hope the doctor has some answers for you. I await hearing what he tells you. I do hope your husband feels better as the days go by. He sounds like a real gem. I am also for gay rights. I have some very good friends in the gay community. I too am straight but have found such acceptance by my gay friends it just seems natural to return what I have received. Peace.
Pax, you've told me you pray for me and perhaps it's working! I got the best doctor checkup results I've had in AGES - I couldn't believe it. Blood work was terrific, everything is as it should be, but my biggest surprise is that my sugar is better than it's been in years! I don't know how that happened because although I'm a fanatic about keeping my diet low-salt or sodium-free, I'm a VERY badly behaved diabetic! I love sweets and all the other things diabetics can't have.(Life is cruel, LOL.) He feels my exhaustion is due to two things: My PMR (I knew that much) but he also feels my depression is deep and depression can either prevent one from getting enough sleep or cause one to want to sleep ALL the time. I don't sleep well (right now it's 4:21 a.m.) and I'm lucky if I get 2 hours at a time. During the day I'm like a zombie, but I force myself to do the chores that need doing no matter how tired I am. The doctor knows my reluctance to get involved with sleeping pills. I had them twice and they didn't work very well anyway.

I've been plagued with depression off and on all my life. A lot of times I don't know the reason, but now I'm just plain worried sick about my husband. This bout of his sickness (CHF - first episode) has aged him about 10 years, I'm not kidding. I'll tell you more about it later on; my eyes are starting to burn from being overtired. Since your much appreciated prayers seem to have worked for me, I beg you to pray that he will soon return to his old self, feisty and energetic. There's nothing I'd love more! I've come to depend on you more than I realized, but it feels good and comforting. Now I have to crash into my hosp. bed and get some sleep. I want so much to tell you more and I will, later on. Love to you and all your loved ones; your kindness amazes me. I hope you're a VERY happy person because you deserve to be with your obvious close relationship with God. I hate to leave now but I'm tired beyond words. Later, you unique and special soul :)
Pax et bonum

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#71 Jun 22, 2012
Sherlayne wrote:
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Pax, you've told me you pray for me and perhaps it's working! I got the best doctor checkup results I've had in AGES - I couldn't believe it. Blood work was terrific, everything is as it should be, but my biggest surprise is that my sugar is better than it's been in years! I don't know how that happened because although I'm a fanatic about keeping my diet low-salt or sodium-free, I'm a VERY badly behaved diabetic! I love sweets and all the other things diabetics can't have.(Life is cruel, LOL.) He feels my exhaustion is due to two things: My PMR (I knew that much) but he also feels my depression is deep and depression can either prevent one from getting enough sleep or cause one to want to sleep ALL the time. I don't sleep well (right now it's 4:21 a.m.) and I'm lucky if I get 2 hours at a time. During the day I'm like a zombie, but I force myself to do the chores that need doing no matter how tired I am. The doctor knows my reluctance to get involved with sleeping pills. I had them twice and they didn't work very well anyway.
I've been plagued with depression off and on all my life. A lot of times I don't know the reason, but now I'm just plain worried sick about my husband. This bout of his sickness (CHF - first episode) has aged him about 10 years, I'm not kidding. I'll tell you more about it later on; my eyes are starting to burn from being overtired. Since your much appreciated prayers seem to have worked for me, I beg you to pray that he will soon return to his old self, feisty and energetic. There's nothing I'd love more! I've come to depend on you more than I realized, but it feels good and comforting. Now I have to crash into my hosp. bed and get some sleep. I want so much to tell you more and I will, later on. Love to you and all your loved ones; your kindness amazes me. I hope you're a VERY happy person because you deserve to be with your obvious close relationship with God. I hate to leave now but I'm tired beyond words. Later, you unique and special soul :)
What good news. It must put your mind at ease. I'm not familiar with the letters PMR. What is that. Depression is a hard thing to deal with. Lack of sleep doesn't help and not sleeping well doesn't either. I'm a big Dr. Oz fan. there are tips for sleep on his site. I will pray for your husband. You take care.

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#72 Jun 22, 2012
Sherlayne wrote:
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Does anyone really know what the unforgivable sin is? I've heard opinions, but nothing concrete. I've always been curious about that.
The 'unforgivable sin'can occur at the end of times when The Holy Spirit{The Spirit of God,Almighty,Himself} will enter into a person who will be instructed to confront the anti-christ.If this person refuses to follow the guidance of The Holy Spirit,this is considered the unforgivable sin.I don't think anyone of us needs to worry about this.I DO find it very strange that ALL other sins;even the most repulsive and heinous sins,can be forgiven.However,keep in mind,that forgiveness of a sin DOES NOT remove the need for expiation for the sin.This FACT often escapes most sinners;how convenient,isn't it?

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#73 Jun 22, 2012
Achilles wrote:
Does anyone of you knows what demon means?
Demons are the disembodied souls of the offspring of the fallen angels who mated with human females,during the time of Noah.Devils are the spirits of the fallen angels,themselves.Demons continually seek other human souls to inhabit;i.e possession,since they long for their past lives.YES,regardless of the idiotic teachings of some clergy,possession is a 'fact of life.'

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