Tag: Holy Communion

Jesuitical Reasoning

This must be my month for thinking about my years of 11 years of Jesuit education. While I respect the Jesuits for having taught me how to reason and separate my feelings from my mind, they have used verbal legerdemain to create false impressions...

Thoughts on Holy Communion

This past Sunday I walked into the sacristy and informed the priest about to preside at Mass, “If President Biden shows up today for our 9 am Mass, I am sending him to your communion line…” I thought that was funnier than asking if the Cardinal...

Living Stones

A few days ago I was given a copy of a recently published book by the MSSP Publications and written by the well-known local liturgist, Fr Martin Cilia MSSP. It is a nationally known fact that the small church at the MSSP Oratory in Birkirkara, in...

Denying Communion to Joe Biden, Part 3

The Cushing principle discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 of this essay—that expressing one’s beliefs in the public square or the halls of Congress imposes them on others—is false because it is based on flawed reasoning. That...

Denying Communion to Joe Biden, Part 2

Part 1 of this essay argued that the denial of communion to Joe Biden was appropriate and objections to that denial were based on two false ideas—that the Catholic view of abortion is unreasonable, and that when elected officials support the...

Denying Communion to Joe Biden

In the midst of his campaign for the Democrat presidential nomination, former Vice-President Joe Biden was denied Holy Communion by Father Robert Morey in Florence, South Carolina. Public reaction was mixed. Some people were outraged that a man long...