Monday, November 17, 2008

Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston stepped in it

Remember the story about the Charleston priest, Father Jay Scott Newman, JCL, who had the courage to tell his parishioners the truth regarding Church teaching and voting?
"Voting for a pro-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exists constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil, and those Catholics who do so place themselves outside of the full communion of Christ's Church and under the judgment of divine law. Persons in this condition should not receive Holy Communion until and unless they are reconciled to God in the Sacrament of Penance, lest they eat and drink their own condemnation."

Recall also that the diocese's temporary Administrator, Msgr. Martin Laughlin, became adamant and defensive that any priest who would say such things...

Well, Barbara Kralis, has written about this episode of ecclesiastical backpedalling and the scandal and confusion caused by Msgr. Laughlin's tirade against the understanding of Church teaching which all faithful Catholics understand.

Her article is in 2 parts: Part 1 is here, Part 2 is here.

Excellent articles, well worth reading!

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