Monday, May 21, 2007
Pope Benedict XVI
After the Pope's recent visit to Brazil I am dismayed by the reaction of certain members of congress. It seems they are upset when he does his job. He is correct when he says that those in government that promote abortion by their legislative actions should not present themselves for the reception of the Eucharist. The teaching of the Church has been clear throughout the ages from the very first centuries. One only has to read the writings of the early Church fathers to see that the Church clearly has a history of acknowledging abortion as a grave evil. I can understand that some may hold views on the abortion question contrary to the teaching of the Church. However, when one claims to be Catholic and publicly defies the very clear teaching of the Church, a teaching clearly defined and easily accessible, he or she is in a position that precludes reception of the Eucharist.