Monday, November 23, 2009

Presumption

RC Bishop Tobin has denied the eucharist to Patrick Kennedy because Kennedy respects the rights of others to choose abortion as the best solution to a nasty problem. As others have asked and so do I, what right does anyone have to deny access to the eucharist? The invitation is from Jesus, not some clergy type who thinks he, especially a he, can pick and choose who may sit at the table and share the meal. Clericalism drives me nuts and this is clericalism at its worst tho not the only "worst" possible. How anyone can presume to judge another unworthy to accept Jesus's invitation is beyond my understanding of the Gospel message. But then, I seem to misunderstand much according to certain others.

4 comments:

whiteycat4104 said...

I'm with you. Thanks for saying it for me.

forsythia said...

I agree with you too. You said it so well.

BooCat said...

For the most part, these seem to be the same ones who would deny half the world's population the right to stand before the altar and elevate the Host, simply because they do not possess the "magic appendages."

PseudoPiskie said...

Yeah, BooCat. And they have had little self- or church- discipline over the misuse of those magic appendages. Ugh.