Comments on: Wafer wars, wedge issues and the pope’s visit http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Behati http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/comment-page-1/#comment-3601 Sat, 24 May 2008 17:11:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/#comment-3601 Tomorrow is Corpus Christi… having a blessed one? I wonder, what Mexican Bishops feel like who excommunicated catholic politicians for voting pro-abortion. I guess the schism is visible; there are different rules for different countries; the local churches are scoring high with their enculturation of Catholicism. After all, what is the big deal about not receiving Holy Communion at mass if one is in the state of moral sin? This is ranked to a duty for a catholic and in some places for a non catholic, while at mass to receive the Body of Christ. I dare to call it communism of Communion. You made it to mass, wow; God should jump up and down with joy. In one of the European countries people are still taught that you can’t receive the Eucharist if you are in the state of mortal sin. Skipping Sunday mass is used as an example of a mortal sin. This however may not be a Catholic Church anymore.

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By: linda http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/comment-page-1/#comment-3140 Wed, 23 Apr 2008 15:33:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/#comment-3140 communion should not be given to anyone that support abortion.

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By: linda http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/comment-page-1/#comment-3139 Wed, 23 Apr 2008 15:24:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/#comment-3139 i support pope benedict that communion should not being given to anyone that support abortion,cos is killing of soul.

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By: subodot http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/comment-page-1/#comment-3110 Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:50:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/#comment-3110 Correction to my previous post:

“Fr Newhauser” should be Father Richard John Neuhaus.

Sorry Father!

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By: subodot http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/comment-page-1/#comment-3109 Tue, 22 Apr 2008 17:46:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/#comment-3109 I am a Catholic and I wasn’t offended by the title of this article.

To me it brings attention to the church and it’s customs. In Fact Pope Benedict instructs all of us Catholics to use our freedom in the public square to make known the teachings of the church. He also would like us to spread the message and teach by example. What better example can we set than tolerance and offering knowledge. (No one was being bashed here as we Catholics often see.) If people do not understand why or why not a Catholic can participate in communion they may be able to realize the church has an ever open invitation to all. No reason to get offended – just an opportunity to correct myths. The “wafer” is a symbol of the body of Christ, and the sacrament is a communion with the divine.

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By: gene somers http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/comment-page-1/#comment-3092 Tue, 22 Apr 2008 11:41:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/#comment-3092 After carefully reading the text of both prayers offered by the Pope, I would suggest that he read John 15:16 which tells us that all prayer offered to God be done by directing that prayer through his son Jesus Christ. The Holy Father should attend a Bible Study in the future.

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By: Jude Gentile http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/comment-page-1/#comment-3090 Tue, 22 Apr 2008 09:54:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/#comment-3090 I think the American Catholic Church is full of bombast and superficiality. Lots of religiosity instead of true piety and sanctity. Some of the liturgies were way over the top, especially the one at St. Pat’s. And Cardinal Egan was way over the top in calling the Pope, “the Most Holy Father.”
That was absurd and almost blasphemous. Isn’t “Holy Father” enough? Would Egan have addressed the pontiff, “Your Most Holy Holiness”? Yea, maybe he would have!

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By: marianne http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/comment-page-1/#comment-3039 Mon, 21 Apr 2008 20:39:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/#comment-3039 It seems like it doesn’t matter to the Pope that this is happening—or maybe I’ve been reading too many “lives of the Saints” where saintly priests were brave & courageous and who were zealous in their role as shepherd!?

Why can’t the Pope pull these wayward bishops into his “office” and get tough with them? You know, tell them to shape up or else—then follow through??

Is he confused? Does he think “nice” is a virtue?
Or do I expect too much from a Pope who–despite being the Vicar of Christ–is only a mere human–after all ?

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By: Roger http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/comment-page-1/#comment-3022 Mon, 21 Apr 2008 16:45:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/#comment-3022 People (like Pelosi, Guilianni and Kerry) that takes communion with a mortal sin (as abortion), should know that they are commiting a sacrilege.

They are clear out of the Catholic Church. Each time that they try to eat the body of Christ without confession and contriccion are in a worst position in front of the Lord. If they were real catholics should know this.

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By: Tom Heneghan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/comment-page-1/#comment-3016 Mon, 21 Apr 2008 15:33:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/20/wafer-wars-wedge-issues-and-the-popes-visit/#comment-3016 Kevin, did you notice I called wafer watch and wafer wars “terrible catch phrases”? Also, you write — “It is not “ultra-conservative Catholics” it is simply Catholics.” I never wrote the phrase “ultra-conservative Catholics,” you did. You say “read the Catechism.” My response is: “read the post carefully and see what it says.”

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