Hi, maybe someone can clear my confusion
As someone who wasn’t born into a Catholic family, I feel like I’m missing out when I go to Mass because I can’t go up for the Eucharist. Now, I’m not complaining about this, because I understand the reasons why. I even think this helps give me a greater appreciation for what it is. But it makes me feel very upset when people who publicly promote evil are allowed to receive it, apparently in opposition to Cardinal Burke (Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura), who has stated multiple times that this is unacceptable :mad:
Obviously, I’m talking mostly about politicians and activists who promote abortion, fornication, homosexuality, etc. If I am not mistaken, Cardinal Burke, by virtue of his position, is the highest authority for canon law in the Latin Church, outside of HH Pope Francis himself. He has stated multiple times that Canon 915 denies politicians the ability to receive the Eucharist. Why then, after supposedly “Catholic” politicians promote these evils, are they allowed to continue their “Catholics in good standing” position? I can’t speak for other countries, but here in the US, it seems the USCCB has really dropped the ball on this one. How is it that Nancy Pelosi has not been excommunicated? Or Joe Biden? Or Andrew Cuomo? The list can go on and on.
Am I missing something here? Where am I wrong? Why is it that Bishops are so willing to provide photo-ops for these politicians? These people clearly don’t live up to their duty as Christians in the government. They’re supposed to do the right thing, and they simply refuse to, despite knowing what Church teaching is. Are the Bishops being too timid, or am I not understanding something?