Monday, April 08, 2013

Detroit Archbishop to Gay Marriage Supporters: Don't Show up for Communion

On Sunday, Vigneron said about supporting gay marriage and receiving Communion: "For a Catholic to receive holy Communion and still deny the revelation Christ entrusted to the church is to try to say two contradictory things at once: 'I believe the church offers the saving truth of Jesus, and I reject what the church teaches.' In effect, they would contradict themselves. This sort of behavior would result in publicly renouncing one's integrity and logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury."

Vigneron said the church wants to help Catholics "avoid this personal disaster."

Great. So tell your priests to deny communion to Catholic politicians who support gay marriage.

Given the past history of bishops and politicians, I'm skeptical.

Politicians don't want to be confrontational towards bishops.

But conversely, bishops don't want to be confrontational with politicians.