The Paulist priest who says the Archdiocese of Boston told him he should give Communion to John Kerry at Mass tomorrow doesn’t understand what the big deail is.
Ardis, who received about 50 critical messages yesterday after word spread that he was willing to give Kerry communion, asked, “How come it’s so much easier to see other people’s sins than to see our own?” And he noted Kerry’s positions are in line with the church’s on the death penalty and “social justice” issues.
He may approve of the murder of innocent children in the womb, but, hey, he’s against killing convicted murderers and wants to expand government bureaucracy so individuals won’t be bothered with engaging in charitable acts. It all balances out in the end, right? (Never mind the fact that Kerry’s interpretation of the Church’s teaching on capital punishment and social justice is not the only possible one, and that Bush’s positions on those issues are just as in-line with the Church.)