From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.
1 John 1:6
No man can serve two masters
Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.
Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.
They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us. 1 John 2:19
What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. “Expel the wicked man from among you.”
1 Corinthians 5:11-13
Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”
"I am not a good practicing Catholic"
"I am disappointed that the Congressman would make public my pastoral and confidential request of nearly three years ago that sought to provide solely for his spiritual well-being."
Kennedy has chosen to make that public, and perhaps enhance the story, for purposes of his own.
He knows the so-called Communion wars are tasty bits for the MSM and that they would tie this "interference" into the health care debate.
Is Kennedy just getting it wrong, or is is purposely getting it wrong?
There is no way he doesn’t know what the Church teaches.
a disappointment to the Catholic Church and to the citizens of the State of Rhode Island
Kennedy decided to take the opportunity to lecture the Catholic Church about morality, public policy and the killing of the unborn.
Catholic Democrats are political hacks. They might be Democrats, but they sure aren’t Catholics. http://wdtprs.com/blog/2009/11/catholic-democrats-sycophantic-toadies-take-your-pick/
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made.