Pelosi should be denied Communion.

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  1. church mouse guy

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    Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura in Rome, says that Pelosi should be denied Communion:


    http://www.cathnewsusa.com/2013/09/top-american-in-vatican-deny-communion-for-pelosi/
     
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    Not excommunication, interdiction.


    They are not denied attendance at Mass, nor are they separated from the church body. They are denied certain sacraments because of grave sin continually practiced in their life for which there is no repentance. This is an extreme way to "enforce" one of Paul's writings:

    1 Corinthians 11, NASB
    27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
    28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
    29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly.​

    I'm not sure there is any "enforcement" by the body of Christ dictated in those verses. Seems to me it is an issue before a person's own conscience. Not that I disagree with Burke, I just don't know that the canons of the church in commanding denial of the sacraments is truly biblically supportable.
     
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