Letters 07.18.21| National Catholic Register

I find it awkward as a recent convert to state the obvious, but if you are Catholic, then your principles are given to you from the Church and given to the Church from God through revelation and hierarchy. The chain of command does not work the reverse way; laypeople do not have creative license to come up with principles that contradict the Church. Neither do groups of laypeople nor groups of laypeople who happen to hold elected office. I did research on the 60 names signed to the memo, and it appears all or virtually all of the signers are cradle Catholics and many received Catholic schooling. I hope I am not the first person to tell these lawmakers that they are holding a private judgment against an archbishop who holds doctrinal authority over all of them as laypeople. What is even more absurd is now each of these 60 Democrats have said to all priests they should not present themselves for Holy Communion anymore.

Letters 07.18.21| National Catholic Register

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