"Only those whose souls are not stained with 'unconfessed' grave sins or only those who have repented can receive the Eucharist," Albert Greenland reminds us in his guest column on The Galvin Opinion.
Dropping the Eucharist into an unclean body is something akin to dunking a lamb in motor oil. An unclean temple (soul/body) is not a proper receptacle for the Eucharist. Accordingly to Catholic teaching, to receive the Eucharist while in the state of mortal sin is a "sacrilege"—a grave offense directly against God.
"The Bishops are right to argue that John Kerry is openly in the state of mortal sin," he continues, because "he openly proclaims without waiver his support for abortion."
All arguments aside, abortion is murder. The Catholic Church knows the truth that life begins at conception and that that cluster of cells in a woman's womb is very much alive...So where Kerry openly supports abortion, not only does he abet the mortal sin of murder, but he also commits the grave sin of promoting teachings that are anathemical to the beliefs of the Church. This promotion of abortion on the part of Catholic politicians and leaders is sinful really scandalous. So not only should Kerry be refused Communion if he attends Mass (a right all priests have to prevent sacrilege on the part of known mortal sinners), he should also be excommunicated—the punishment for heretics, those Catholics who prominently and vociferously propound anti-Catholic and poisonous ideas to the masses. [emphasis added]
I'm sure that all of us here at Catholic Kerry Watch join Mr. England—a writer I look forward to reading again—in offering "congratulations to Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis and all others who have the courage to speak out against the evils and evil persons of our time."
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Sen. John Kerry stands with Kate Michelman (right) President of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Since 1995, Michelman's group has given Kerry a 100% rating for his voting record to defend abortion.