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Fr. Landry on Kennedy

Fr. Landry writes brilliantly about the recent Kennedy debacle:

After the death of Senator Edward Kennedy, we argued that among the lessons needing to be learned from the history of the Church’s interaction with “pro-choice” Catholic politicians on Capitol Hill is that an education-alone approach has proven a total failure. The eloquent and clear teaching documents from the popes, the bishops’ conference and many individual bishops about the dignity of human life, the evil of abortion, and the duties of Catholic politicians with respect to human life have seemed to have had no impact on “pro-choice” Catholic politicians. Not only has there not been one “success story” over the past three decades of a “pro-choice” Catholic politician’s becoming pro-life, but rather, many of them have just grown bolder, with several Catholics in Congress having become the most radical proponents of abortion on Capitol Hill.
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1 comments:

Rick said...

I does like it because it does not present the conclusion that being excluded from Communion means being cut off from the Church and therefore being unable to benefit from the salvation given through the Church. That did not come across.

The line " when someone rejects the teachings of the Church, especially on a grave matter, a life-and-death issue like abortion, it certainly does diminish their ecclesial communion, their unity with the Church." does not express that complete separation.


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