by Rodney Pelletier • ChurchMilitant.com • May 12, 2021
It's over. At the merest mention that successors of the Apostles might grovel at the feet of infanticide-supporting Catholic politicians, begging them to refrain from receiving Holy Communion, the Vatican steps in and crushes their efforts.
After half a century of bowing to the God-hating Marxists bringing down the Church and Western Civilization, a few bishops realized that having Joe Biden as a president would be scandalous.
They didn't speak up, of course, when he ran for the Democrats' nomination. Nor did they speak up when he got the nomination. Nor did they say anything when he promised to make Roe v. Wade the "law of the land." The bishops didn't even say anything when the D.C. swamp anointed Biden president.
It was only after Biden's inauguration that a few of them thought, "Maybe we should say something."
On Jan. 20, Los Angeles archbishop Cdl. José Horacio Gómez broached the topic. As soon as he did, leftist Catholics lost their minds.
Gomez lamely offered, "Our new president has pledged to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage and gender."
He added, "Of deep concern is the liberty of the Church and the freedom of believers to live according to their consciences."
All of it is completely true and totally understated. In just over 100 days in office, Biden has shown an unwavering commitment to infanticide, the destruction of the family and forcing people to betray their consciences in support of so-called transgender ideology.
Chicago's archbishop, Cdl. Blase Cupich is the self-proclaimed mouthpiece of Pope Francis in the United States. He slammed Gómez's statement, calling it "ill-considered" and an "internal institutional failure" since it was drafted without "a collegial consultation that is [the] normal course for statements that represent and enjoy the considered endorsement of the American bishops."
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Afterward, there was talk the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops would draft a letter requesting that Biden and other Catholics publicly opposing Church teaching voluntarily refrain from receiving Holy Communion.
Then, last week, the Vatican stepped in — and not just some under-secretary of a secretary, but the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Cdl. Luis Ladaria, a Jesuit.
Ladaria reminded the U.S. bishops that during their 2019–2020 annual visit to the Vatican, he spoke about Catholic politicians' unworthy reception of the Holy Eucharist.
He urged them "that dialogue among the bishops [should] be undertaken to preserve the unity of the episcopal conference in the face of disagreements over this controversial topic."
Ladaria went on to say that "such a policy, given its possibly contentious nature, could have the opposite effect and become a source of discord rather than unity within the episcopate and the larger Church in the United States."
And just like that, any sort of episcopal action is snuffed out. A wise and outspoken priest, Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, on Monday offered a solid rebuttal to the Jesuit guardian of the Faith:
It's evident that many bishops have lost the Faith and do not fight for their Holy Mother Church. That leaves it to the rest of God's people to do so.
The Apostate Ladaria calls for 'Unity' in apostasy and sacrilege
☠ Vatican News: "Cardinal Luis Ladaria, Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, writes to US Bishops urging them to preserve unity amid discussions on pro-life issues. He notes that it would be misleading if the impression were given that abortion and euthanasia alone constitute the only grave matters of Catholic moral and social teaching. ☠
Council of Trent:
Whoever publicly asserts that one may receive communion in mortal sin is excommunicated
To receive the Eucharist it is necessary to be in the state of grace
Now ecclesiastical usage declares that this examination is necessary, that no one conscious of mortal sin, however contrite he may seem to himself, should approach the Holy Eucharist without a previous sacramental confession. This, the holy Synod has decreed, is always to be observed by all Christians, even by those priests on whom by their office it may be incumbent to celebrate, provided the recourses of a confessor be not lacking to them. But if in an urgent necessity a priest should celebrate without previous confession, let him confess as soon as possible [see n. 1138 ff.]. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1647. Council of Trent, Session XIII, October 11, 1551)
“Rome will lose the Faith and become the Seat of the Antichrist”
Pro-abortion Biden and Pelosi receive sacrilegious communion during Bergoglio’s installation March 20, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-abortion Catholics Vice President Joe Biden and House Leader Nancy Pelosi both received Holy Communion at the inauguration Mass of Pope Francis in the Vatican yesterday.