I am partial to Warren as well. Even this image from TX is hopeful. Yes, Austin is liberal, but still. I feel at peace with her. Her intentions are very good and she has spent her entire political career fighting for average Americans. Also, Texas is now a potential swing state. That could be game changing.
The purpose of my post right now is not to debate religion, how the religious institution is run or how members of a particular faith practice their faith.
I do however strongly believe that if a clergyman feels the need to refuse communion to a congregant, whether or not the member is a public figure, the matter should be a private affair between the clergy/church and the individual. The clergyman should never bring the matter out into the public. It should be up to the congregant to determine if they wish for they issue to be made public and discussed.
From USA Today: The Rev. Robert Morey said Monday that the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate attended Mass at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence and was refused the sacrament because any "public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching."
"Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to Former Vice President Joe Biden," Morey said. "Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that."
When asked about the incident Tuesday during interview on MSNBC, Biden declined to comment, saying it was his "personal life."
It IS his personal life.
I have not been able to find an article that discusses WHY the priest felt he needed to make this announcement and I have read nothing to indicate that Biden brought the subject up anywhere first and that the priest was just responding to Biden.
I also know something similar happened to Kerry when he ran for president. I was upset at that time too.
The cynic in me can't help wondering how much Rudy Giuliani paid Rev. Morey to say that.
I stopped being a practicing Catholic many years ago when my parish priest announced during mass that anyone who voted for a politician who supported abortion rights for women was not a Catholic.
And Joe is right: it's his personal business.
alas I love Warren and Mayor Pete but I don't think either one of them can win. Would like to see them on the ticket though. As for who can win, I would hope anyone, including those two, but I have my doubts. Someone told a friend of mine he liked Mayor Pete, and my friend pointed out that homosexuals make up such a small percentage of voters - I said, are you out of your mind? You think those are the only people who would vote for him? The thing is, I just can't see him winning in some important states even though I think he does and will have a lot of followers.
Sadly, this needs to be under headings besides "Joe Biden".
Joe Biden was denied communion at Catholic church in South Carolina - CNNPolitics
It is another example with how we see, understand and most of all are trapped in judgment over acceptance and bringing together in faith rather than pushing away.
Father Robert Morey, the pastor at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, told the Florence Morning News that he had denied Biden communion because "any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching."
"Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that," Morey said in an email to the newspaper. He said that "as a priest, it is my responsibility to minister to those souls entrusted to my care, and I must do so even in the most difficult situations. I will keep Mr. Biden in my prayers."
Not too many years ago at a funeral the Catholic priest welcomed one and all to come up and receive a blessing mo matter our faith.
I got im line as and crossed my arms as a non-praticing Catholic. I knew he'd been watching me during the funeral mass and my aura projection and he brought the communion wafer up to me 3 times. I kept my heart open, even though my arms were crossed, sending him love and acceptance and peace and it threw him totally energetically off.
Validation in a sense that what's inside is far more important than what or who people think we need to be or how we need to practice and live our faith not man's and churche's ever changing ones
If the story is true and newspaper fact checked 😉 of course.
Love, light, and healing prayers,
"Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to Former Vice President Joe Biden," Morey said. "Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that." --Father Morely
Just curious, did the Catholic Church excommunicate the pedophile priests all over the world who ruined the lives of thousands of children? Did they excommunicate the bishops who covered up the pedophile cases and reassigned those priests to other districts where they could abuse other children?