Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chris Dodd: Stop Receiving Communion

To Chris Dodd:

For the sake of your soul and for the sake of the people of God, stop receiving communion.

For those unaware of Senator Chris Dodd (D) from Connecticut, he is one of a growing number of "Catholic" politicians who thinks it is ok to dissent from major teachings of the Catholic Church.

For more information on Senator Chris Dodd, read this article by LifeSite News that talks about his dissent.

According to this article, Chris Dodd has a 100% pro-abortion rating by NARAL, a political organization which is a big pro-abortion lobby.

If his abortion record wasn't bad enough, he has now switched his position, arguing for the legalization of same-sex "marriage".

We also read Dodd comparing same-sex marriage as archaic, like laws we had against inter-racial marriage. In this statement, Dodd seems to equate same-sex marriage with interracial marriage. The problem with this is that it isn't something to be equated. One is between a man and a woman, and the other between a man and a man, or between two women. The two aren't equal.

Pro-choice politicians, and those who actively campaign against the teachings of the Catholic Church, should not then be allowed to receive communion. Its a controversial subject, but the likes of Chris Dodd and other "Catholic" politicians are only committing sacrilege when they receive the Holy Eucharist at Mass.

This is the Body and Blood of Jesus, and somehow they should receive Him, even though they teach contrary to what the Church teaches. These senators are in formal cooperation regarding abortion and same-sex marriages.

This should cause faithful Catholics to be upset. There are many Catholics out there who are faithful to the Church and the Gospel, and they approach the Blessed Sacrament with awe and reverence. They should be upset when they see someone in sin receiving the Eucharist. I know I get upset when I see practicing Protestants receiving the Eucharist at special family Masses. It comes down to a lack of reverence when at Mass.

I can't judge the individuals of Chris Dodd or anybody else; I can judge their actions, and their actions are contrary to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I can also judge my actions, and despite my daily attempt to follow Christ, I know I sometimes fail to follow Him as well.

My point is that it is easy to do what is popular, but it is not always easy to do what is right. Chris Dodd, and all you other anti-life senators, take the higher road and protect the sanctity of human life and protect the sacrament of marriage.

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