What if?

What if?

Here’s a cheery hypothetical situation: Suppose John Kerry wins the election in November and on his first day re-implements all of Bill Clinton’s old pro-abortion executive orders. On his first trip to Rome as President Kerry, when he presents himself for Communion to the Pope, do you think he will be refused? Consider carefully before you answer; In 2000, the Holy Father himself gave Communion to the very pro-abortion Mayor of Rome who at that time was one of the two leading candidates to become the next Prime Minister of Italy.

Perhaps the Kerry Communion controversy has roots that go both deeper and higher than the US bishops.

  • The Pope ought to start with the clarification that the advocacy of the legalization of abortion which is contrary to natural law is mortally sinful.

    Without this first step, Dom, I fear you are correct.

  • What if Pres Kerry faces Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger?  What if there has been a conclave and Pell is Pope?  Otherwise I agree with Mr. Sweeney.

  • Dom,

    You better watch out or you are going to have conservative Catholics calling you a sedevacantist for critisizing to Pope.

    I guess that you are not in to Papalotry that much.