Who is Worthy?

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 19, 2021   

Defining worthy reception of the Holy Eucharist

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Leftists Catholics don't care about Hell. The majority of American bishops seem perfectly content to allow millions of Catholics to fall into Hell owing to unworthy reception of Holy Communion.

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Sen. Tim Kaine (2016)

It's likely that some bishops don't believe in the existence of Hell or simply don't care if souls are lost and suffer damnation for all eternity. Another consideration is they are cowards and don't want to endure what the Chief Shepherd endured for the salvation of souls.

Another possibility is that some of the bishops don't believe that the Holy Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.

These are some possible explanations as to why prelates are allowing politicians who oppose the Church's teachings, to be shown as Catholics in good standing — specifically, allowing them to receive the Blessed Sacrament in violation of Church law.

The National Catholic Reporter on Tuesday published an opinion article titled "A Catholic Senator's View on Biden and the Bishops." The article was written by Virginia senator and bad Catholic Tim Kaine, who lectured the U.S. bishops on theology and basically asked, "Who are you to judge?"

After all, only leftists are permitted to lecture anybody on anything, even if they have no competence in the subject on which they're pontificating.

Kaine slaps back at bishops considering blocking politicians like Joe Biden from receiving Holy Communion. He tells them "Just as I don't believe Catholic clergy should dictate how I do my job representing a pluralistic society, I don't presume to suggest what Church doctrine should be."

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He then proceeds to suggest that Christ put no importance on sexual sins, claiming "It would represent a narrow and impoverished reduction of Jesus's ministry to withhold Communion to politicians purely because of their voting record on marriage, contraception, abortion or the treatment of LGBTQ people."

He further opines, "Such a resolution would be much more political act than expression of faith."

I wonder what Kaine would say to St. Paul, who wrote in his first epistle to the Corinthians:

"Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord."

But none of that rings true with Kaine. He chooses to quote Pope Francis, who mused, "The Eucharist, although it is the fullness of sacramental life, is not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak."

The bishops are helping the enemies of God to despoil the Church, the very Church they are tasked with protecting.

At the end of the day, it's nearly pointless trying to convince a sociopath baby-murderer about moral issues, especially since they believe the murder of the unborn is a "woman's right."

It's the bishops' role, however, to point out their grievous public sin, especially when others are following their example.

In 1917, Our Lady at Fatima, Portugal showed the horrors of Hell to three young children. They saw it this way:

Our Lady showed us a great sea of fire which seemed to be under the earth. Plunged in this fire were demons and souls in human form, like transparent burning embers, all blackened or burnished bronze, floating about in the conflagration, now raised into the air by the flames that issued from within themselves together with great clouds of smoke, now falling back on every side like sparks in a huge fire, without weight or equilibrium, and amid shrieks and groans of pain and despair, which horrified us and made us tremble with fear. The demons could be distinguished by their terrifying and repulsive likeness to frightful and unknown animals, all black and transparent.

The bishops are supposed to be the guardians of the sacraments and to pass on true doctrines. But instead, they are helping the enemies of God to despoil the Church, the very Church they are tasked with protecting.

Tim Kaine, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi and many others like them are endangering their souls by supporting abortion; but then, so are the bishops who refuse to correct them.

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