So this is their idea of showing love and compassion for their fellow man or woman, eh?
A Detroit professor and legal adviser to the Vatican says Catholics who promote gay marriage should not try to receive holy Communion, a key part of Catholic identity.
And the archbishop of Detroit, Allen Vigneron, said Sunday that Catholics who receive Communion while advocating gay marriage would “logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury.”
The comments of Vigneron and Edward Peters, who teaches Catholic canon law at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, are part of a polarizing discussion about gay marriage that echoes debate over whether politicians who advocate abortion rights should receive Communion.
Far be it from me to dictate to someone else how to run their church, but between this and the ongoing criminal enterprise to cover up the rape of children, you would think that the Catholic church would at least be mindful of the fact that driving people away with threats and extortion isn’t exactly the way to tend to your flock.
Besides, shunning is the schtick of the Amish.
(Psst; if you Catholics who are denied communion want to switch churches, the Episcopalians do the full-tilt communion, and you get a sip of wine with your cookie.)