[quote="VonDerTann, post:12, topic:245694"]
He should NOT be refused communion, and everyone -- and I mean EVERYONE -- who parades around declaring who should be refused communion ought to be 100% ashamed of themselves. No wonder so many people think Catholics are sin-obsessed and overly judgmental: Sometimes the stereotype fits.
Do I think Cuomo is correct in what he did? No. I think a lot of his actions are reprehensible...
...But by the same token, each of us has done, at some point, something in our lives for which someone somewhere would think WE should be denied communion.
We ought to want every pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage Catholic in Church, shouldn't we? Or shall we deny communion to everyone who ever put on a condom? Or who thought a lustful thought? Or missed mass? Or drove 1 mph over the speed limit to get mass? The minute Catholics start having the right to decide who should & should not be allowed communion, we're on a VERY slipperly slope, which leads to empty churches, and to the Gospel going unheard.
You should put that much energy into defending the faith.
And what I stated was MY OPINION and NO I am NOT ashamed of myself. If anybody should be ashamed of themselves it should be Cuomo. I put up with his daddy for two terms and frankly I'm tired of the the so-called catholic politicians AND their defenders. If we just say to oursleves, "well, I'm a sinner so I shouldn't say anything", then we are not defending the faith properly. It's only hypocrisy when we try to take the splinter out of our brother's eye but fail to see the plank in our own.
That being said, Mr Cuomo and everybody else are in my prayers (to include me to keep my temper in check).
I can see where this thread is heading so I'm out of here. Tired of the p.c. finger waggers.