• Welcome to Christian Forums
  1. Welcome to Christian Forums, a forum to discuss Christianity in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to be able to join in fellowship with Christians all over the world.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

  2. The forums in the Christian Congregations category are now open only to Christian members. Please review our current Faith Groups list for information on which faith groups are considered to be Christian faiths. Christian members please remember to read the Statement of Purpose threads for each forum within Christian Congregations before posting in the forum.
  3. Please note there is a new rule regarding the posting of videos. It reads, "Post a summary of the videos you post . An exception can be made for music videos.". Unless you are simply sharing music, please post a summary, or the gist, of the video you wish to share.
  4. There have been some changes in the Life Stages section involving the following forums: Roaring 20s, Terrific Thirties, Fabulous Forties, and Golden Eagles. They are changed to Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, and Golden Eagles will have a slight change.
  5. CF Staff, Angels and Ambassadors; ask that you join us in praying for the world in this difficult time, asking our Holy Father to stop the spread of the virus, and for healing of all affected.
  6. We are no longer allowing posts or threads that deny the existence of Covid-19. Members have lost loved ones to this virus and are grieving. As a Christian site, we do not need to add to the pain of the loss by allowing posts that deny the existence of the virus that killed their loved one. Future post denying the Covid-19 existence, calling it a hoax, will be addressed via the warning system.

Bishop McElroy erroneously defends giving Communion to pro-abortion politicians

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, May 11, 2021.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

    United States
    The Eucharist’s ‘sign of unity’ is that all receiving Communion are united in the whole faith.

    May 10, 2021 (Lepanto Institute) — Last week, Bishop Robert McElroy, the bishop of the Diocese of San Diego, wrote a piece for America Magazine decrying the public calls for pro-abortion politicians to be denied Holy Communion, as per Canon 915. Canon 915 specifically states that “[t]hose who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.” In short, it is the obligation of bishops and priests to deny Holy Communion from notorious sinners.

    But in Bishop McElroy’s opinion, such an act is a “political weapon” to be used against Democrat politicians that “must not happen.” Citing the Catechism, which calls the Eucharist “a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet,” he wrote:

    A national policy of excluding pro-choice political leaders from the Eucharist will constitute an assault on that unity, on that charity.

    Continued below.
    We teamed up with Faith Counseling. Can they help you today?