So, I was on a walking tour of New York City for a course I’m taking. The tour guide was a five foot tall 60 year old gay Jewish Democrat, and at one point he was going on about the economic conditions in America and this and that and the other thing. He took the opportunity to mention how the new Pope was good on economics, but still wrong on sex or something to that effect. My professor mentioned that the last Pope was good on economics too. The tour guide claimed that the last Pope was “so twisted”.
At this point, I was unimpressed by his theological acumen, but mostly apathetic, as how am I to expect a 60 year old gay Jewish Democrat to think that highly of the Pope.
Of course, he then proceeded to make some obscene remark about the Pope’s boyfriend being behind it. At this point, I became enraged, and thought that if it weren’t for the whole five foot tall 60 year old gay business, I would punch him in the face. My rage continued on similar lines for a matter of seconds, before I realized what I was thinking calmed down and got a hold of myself.
My question now, for all of you, is was this grave matter, and is my thought pattern consistent with deliberate consent (I say this because no one can truly know if you’ve deliberately consented).
Now, I lean towards this being grave matter, but I’m truthfully unsure if I gave deliberate consent. There’s also the issue of full knowledge, since I’m here asking this question. I did, in the interest of full disclosure, try to go to Confession today, only to find no one was there or that it may have been cancelled thanks to a change in Mass times (long story).
Finally, am I allowed to receive Communion tomorrow in this state?