Monday, June 27, 2011

Andrew Cuomo tempts fate

Thomas Peters of the American Papist has a good article over on Catholic Vote about Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the gay "marriage" nightmare in New York.

I admit that after hearing about this, I hadn't considered the whole denial-of-communion thing, but with Cuomo's latest move, what do the Bishops do now?

The ball's in the Bishop's court now; will they fumble it out of bounds again?

Read about it at Catholic Vote:


Left-footer said...

My guess is that they will do nothing, but hope I'm wrong.

Paul Nichols said...

I agree - if I had to put money on it, I'd bet on "nothing at all".

Unknown said...

I put this one on my blog (with attribution and link) if that is ok. Thomas Peter's father Ed is a canon lawyer who has demonstrated that the case for withholding communion is much stronger than the case against. See his latest here (and follow his links for more). In particular was this quote:

"Accusations of hypocrisy and Pharisaism are inevitable whenever one voices criticism of the conduct of another in the Church, whether that other is lay or clergy. These attacks must simply be borne—or perhaps better, offered up in penance for one’s own sins and for those of others—but they should not deter us from calling for authentic reform (in accord with Canon 212 § 3) where such reforms are needed, and from cooperating with such reforms when they are initiated (see Canon 212 § 1)."

Scott W.

Paul Nichols said...

Thanks Scott.

Aged parent said...

From another Canon Lawyer: the gravity of Cuomo's offense, legitimizing buggery, suggests excommunication rather than just denial of Communion, although witholding the Scrament is an absolutely necessary first step.

tamtam said...

What's Timmy Dolan waiting for? Excommunicate this putz cuz, as far as I can tell, it's clear that Cuomo's not interested in following Catholic teachings.