The Village Voice, of all newspapers, has come to the defense of John Kerry and Catholic teaching, reminding the bishops that even Judas was able to receive Communion. So are we comparing Kerry to Judas now? Of course, as we’ve discussed on this blog before, the comparison is not apt since Judas had not yet betrayed Jesus, and Jesus, as God and as the Eucharistic Lord, can decide for Himself how to apply this rule, but we do not have the authority to change the rule ourselves. Plus the fact that not all of the Gospels are in agreement that Judas even received the Eucharist at the Last Supper and that it conveniently ignores St. Paul’s admonition that those who are in mortal sin should not partake.
But what’s most interesting is how radically secular liberals have suddenly discovered the sanctity and holiness of the Euchatist. A friend sent along the following comment:
Looks like we have a modern definition of “Transubstantiation”: A Catholic doctrine teaching that Christ becomes present under the appearance of bread and wine exactly at the moment when communion is denied pro-abortion politicians.
Actually the article says that Jesus gave Judas “bread and water”. Did they run out of wine? Was Judas in solitary confinement? Can they not find any Catholics to actually help them write these things?