“I dare you deny me communion.” What happened to American Catholicism?

Since the American Catholic Bishop Announced their decision to publish an educational document on the acceptance of communion, News and social media sites are full of anger.

Repulsion is the product of the belief that the teachings of the Church must be adapted to avoid controversy in modern times.

Excessive reactions based on false information are troublesome and Catholic without knowledge. When 69% of American Catholics do not believe in Jesus’ presence in communion and 59% support abortion, they get angry at the church’s teachings centuries ago about the proper acceptance of the Son of God. Is natural.

D-Calif Congressman Ted Lieu Tweet, “Instead of denying God to Catholics who disagree with your political views, you should invite everyone to God’s table. God’s love is not a quid proquare deal. Remember Agape. Is it no wonder that the number of Catholic members is declining rapidly? “

The Daily Beast columnist, Waja Hatari, Tweet as well, “The Catholic Church in the United States is doing everything it can to get people out of the church. An interesting marketing strategy.”

The tweet misunderstands that the new educational document is a vicious plot to discriminate against the political enemies of communion, and that the Catholic Church should market itself to the whims of the times. These ideas couldn’t be far from the truth.

Appropriate acceptance of the Son of God

Clarification of the church is made by the recipient of the communion Endanger their immortal souls.. Frequent references to President Joe Biden’s Catholicism highlight his performances of the faith and make him a central example of this issue.

Biden has scandalized and confused many believers by continuing to receive communion while supporting abortion. Consider seriously sinful..

Recognizing the need to clarify this issue, the bishops played an idyllic role by proposing educational documents on existing doctrines of communion. The doctrine reminds Catholics that they must be in a state of grace to be spiritually prepared to meet our Lord in the sacraments of communion.

According to the teachings of the church, those who do not receive communion in grace commit mortal sin. Forever terrible I have to confess in the sacrament of forgiveness before I die.

Given this context, priests are benefiting Catholics like Biden when they refuse to give communion. Because they guarantee that these individuals will not commit additional deadly sins.

Opposition to the American Catholic Bishop & # 39; The decision to publish an educational document on communion is the product of the belief that the teachings of the Church must be adapted to avoid controversy in modern times.

The opposition to the decision of the American Catholic Bishop to publish an educational document on communion is the product of the belief that the teachings of the Church must be adapted to avoid controversy in modern times.

It should not be shocking or inflammatory. Still, the anger that followed the bishops’ statements was deafening.

Bishops in favor of the document were considered super Conservative debtAs if their political ideology had something to do with the advocacy of their church doctrine.

Abortion lithomas testThe messy headlines suggest that the political view of abortion promoted a statement rather than the Catholic teaching that it constitutes a serious sin.

The so-called “traditional” Catholic attacks are not new to the political situation in the United States, where Catholics who follow the teachings of their faith are increasingly considered incompatible with public life.

John F. Kennedy faced anti-Catholic prejudice during the 1960 presidential election.His famous speech at Greater Houston Ministerial Association Eventually he changed the course of his campaign when he emphasized his role as an American rather than his Catholic identity, and the importance of separating the church from the state.

Katrina Trinco: Catholics in the United States need a short-term intensive course in the church that teaches communion. Biden made the opening.

However, not all Catholics choose politics immediately over their beliefs, and many are persecuted for it.

The process of nominating Supreme Court judge Amy Coney Barrett has exposed the anti-Catholic prejudice that pervades American society.Barrett Scrutinized and discriminated against Her loyalty to the Catholic faith is based on the belief that she is mutually exclusive with her duty as justice. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. , At Barrett’s confirmation hearing, he commented, “Dogma lives loudly in you, and that’s a concern.”

More worrisome than Barrett’s right to follow her baptismal promise is a vicious attempt to rebrand Catholicism in time.

Chameleon Catholics spur tradition

Feinstein, Liu and others reinforce this idea that in order to be Catholic in the modern world, we must adapt. We must awaken and make the church attractive. That way, the church can join a more comfortable organization.

“”Dear @USCCBLiu tweeted. “I am Catholic and I support the following:-Contraception-Women’s Choice-Treatment of Infertility-People’s Right to Divorce-Same-Sex Marriage. The next time I go to church, I Dare you deny me the Holy Birth. “

With these social issues at the forefront of cultural warfare, Catholics are required to take the train or stay completely out of the way.

Liu’s tweet raises the question of where his loyalty lies and why he remains a faith that is fundamentally opposed to almost every issue. Still, Liu not only holds the Catholic title, but, like many others, is trying to change the church to suit his lifestyle and the ideas of the times.

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Forgotten by Liu and others are Catholics centuries ago. Early Christian martyrs suffered barbaric death rather than succumbing to false gods and false religions.

Do modern Catholics remember St. Thomas More, who gave up the Prime Minister of England because he refused to tolerate Henry VIII’s divorce and remarriage? Do they remember when Moa, a hero of conscience, died because he refused to recognize Henry VIII as the head of the Catholic Church in England?

Boyda & Wheatley: Was my vote sinful? Wrong question — The church should unite, not divide the congregation.

Where would the church be today without the courageous individual to stand up for faith despite the rejection of the times?

They understood the word of Christ.If the world hates you, know you, know that it hated me in front of you.. … You are not of the world, but I chose you from the world. Therefore, the world hates you. “

They recognized the selflessness and suffering required of all Catholics striving for perfection in Christ. Even if they fail because of human weakness, the power of the sacraments will heal their sins and bring them back on track.

More importantly, they knew enough to look beyond the whims of their generation. Golden calf It may please many for days, but God’s justice is eternal.

They knew that they would not form faith in times of instability. why?

Teresa Orohan is an Opinion Fellow of the USA Today Editorial Board. Follow her on Twitter: @olohan_theresa

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