“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Joe Biden: Bishop of Scranton's Shot Across the Bow

The Daily Review, a local newspaper that serves the Scranton, PA area, issued a statement from Bishop Joseph Martino that is obviously directed at a certain Vice-President candidate who is visiting his hometown this week:

"The Most Rev. Joseph F. Martino, bishop of Scranton, has strongly supported refusal of Holy Communion for politicians who campaign for or vote in favor of abortion rights.When asked whether the Democratic vice presidential candidate would be refused Communion should he tour the region, the diocese held firm to its past statements.

I will not tolerate any politician who claims to be a faithful Catholic who is not genuinely pro-life,” Bishop Martino said in a pastoral letter Sept. 15, 2005, and reiterated this week.“No Catholic politician who supports the culture of death should approach Holy Communion,” Bishop Martino said. “I will be truly vigilant on this point.”

Kudos Bishop for preaching the unfiltered gospel! The time is coming in America when a pro-abortion, Catholic politician will be refused Holy Communion in public. At that point, all these hedging games of excuses to get votes will be officially over.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

YES! It is about time!!!! Hurray for the Bishop! It gladdens my heart that the basic tenets of our faith are boldly declared and a stand is taken for what is right and true and not PC. God Bless! Linda