Friday, October 9, 2009

My Dear People,

Scandal From The Grave
Do "Catholic" Politicians Deserve a Catholic Funeral?

There is an accountability for every one of our sins; even sins confessed and absolved. Impossible for us to achieve, Jesus is the only one who can save us from our sins. Mark's Gospel reminds us that giving scandal is a very serious sin, especially public scandal. Politicians who are Catholic, and support abortion, cloning, and so called "mercy killing" of the elderly, commit grave public sin and grave public scandal. Archbishop Burke recently reminded all bishops that politicians who have given such scandal, without the benefit of "public conversion and penance" should not receive a Catholic burial; so serious is the sin.

Condoning this sin through such a public display, gives the faithful grave scandal on the part of the clergy. Sin is sin. God's forgiveness is real and needed, but we should never condone public sin directly or indirectly. It is God's Law, not man's. Pray for all of our politicians who daily give scandal to the Catholic Church by their direct support and funding of abortion, cloning and mercy killing of the elderly. We live in very dark times. This does not excuse us from being accountable to one another, no matter what our place and status is in this world.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark

Remembering that we will be judged by what we do for the least among us. May we give generously and joyfully to support all those in need.


Vladimiro Cola├žo said...

I think that people who are
catholic but publicly profess to support grave matter such as those you mentioned (abortion, euthanasia, cloning, etc) that constitute mortal sins for those who committed them and of course for those who support them as well , should be denied also eucharistic communion in any church , because it would only add more sin to the one already commited . But have in mind that that person should be prayed for , for a change of heart , and in the end of his or her life here on earth , I'm in favour that all men/women should be entitled to a Catholic burial (if asked for a relative obviously). Because everyone is entitled to God's Mercy , no priest should deny that possibility to one's soul, or would you be responsible for that soul not to receive the grace of final repentance ? :(

Anonymous said...

very true