Wednesday, March 02, 2005

A Certain Slant of Light Illuminates Dangerous Ground

This article at the excellent blogspot, “A Certain Slant of Light,” caught my eye this morning, saying Judge Greer must rule on whether Terri Schiavo can receive the Sacrament of Extreme Unction - more commonly known as the Last Rites:

Where are we going if we allow the courts to decide if and when we can receive the Sacraments of our faith? This is extraordinarily dangerous ground. Not only do we jeopardize our ability to receive the Sacraments, as this author wisely points out, do we also run the risk of judicial interference in the right of the Church to withhold those Sacraments when it is appropriate as a matter of dogma?

“Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze, the top Vatican Cardinal in charge of the sacraments of the Catholic Church has made it plain in an on-camera interview with EWTN that pro-abortion politicians may not be admitted to Holy Communion.”

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