Tuesday, August 3, 2010
I thank Father Araujo for finding a link to the document I cited. The list of items he refers to is followed by a section on selective adherence to Church authority. There the Bishops say: “To give selective assent to the teachings of the Church not only deprives us of her life- giving message, but also seriously endangers our communion with her.
"If a Catholic in his or her personal or professional life were knowingly and obstinately to reject the defined doctrines of the Church, or knowingly and obstinately to repudiate her definitive teaching on moral issues, however, he or she would seriously diminish his or her communion with the Church. Reception of Holy Communion in such a situation would not accord with the nature of the Eucharistic celebration, so that he or she should refrain. “
cross-posted with elaboration at religiousleftlaw.com