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Notre Dame Valedictorian: Obama Practices Catholic Values

Notre Dame Valedictorian: Obama Practices Catholic Values

Commented May 18, 2009 at 14:23:17 in Politics

“I have been to weddings of several Catholic friends (all at different Catholic churches in different cities) and it was specifically stated in the bulletin and by the priest, that only Catholics were invited to take communion. Last weekend I attended my cousin's funeral (at yet another Catholic church), where the same instructions were given. There were two ordained protestant ministers in the congregation that day (one was an uncle of the deceased and one was a cousin of the deceased), and they were not welcome to commune. So although you have not experienced the same thing in the Catholic church(es) in which you have been involved, I have yet to be in a Catholic church that welcomed me or any other non-Catholic to the communion table.”
Notre Dame Valedictorian: Obama Practices Catholic Values

Notre Dame Valedictorian: Obama Practices Catholic Values

Commented May 18, 2009 at 09:44:49 in Politics

“"In fact, Bollman says Obama is practicing Catholic values in his administration. Like Jesus, Bollman says, Obama is trying to invite "everyone to the table.""

Yeah right! Since when it is a Catholic value to invite "everyone to the table?" Catholics are the only Christian demonination I know of that doesn't allow baptized Christians from other demoninations (Lutheran, Methodist, Baptist, etc.. . ) to take communion in a Catholic church. Practically all other Christian denomiations allow all other baptized Christians to commune with them. Some churches don't even require that they be baptized - they invite anyone who wants to come!”

Garybot on May 18, 2009 at 12:50:27

“You're mistaken. I am a protestant, my husband is a Catholic. We were married in the Catholic church. I took Communion during my wedding mass, and have taken communion in Catholic churches for the last 30 years”

minidriver on May 18, 2009 at 12:10:19

“According to the traditional teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, the presence of Jesus in the sacrament of Communion. Through transubstantiation, the bread and wine consumed by worshipers become the body and blood of Jesus when a priest, acting on Jesus' behalf, speaks the words “This is my body” and “This is my blood” over them.

Note: Transubstantiation was the focus of a great controversy during the Reformation, because most other groups of Christians do not maintain this doctrine. They usually hold that the body and blood of Jesus are only symbolically present in the bread and wine or that the bread and wine are the body and blood of Jesus and bread and wine at the same time.”

minidriver on May 18, 2009 at 11:51:31

“The main difference is that Catholics believe that the Eucharist is not a representation of the Body and Blood of Christ, it IS the Body and Blood of Christ. It is changed during the Mass through a process called transubstantiation.

Here's an entry from dictionary.com:
According to the traditional teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, the presence of Jesus in the sacrament of Communion. Through transubstantiation, the bread and wine consumed by worshipers become the body and blood of Jesus when a priest, acting on Jesus' behalf, speaks the words “This is my body” and “This is my blood” over them.

Note: Transubstantiation was the focus of a great controversy during the Reformation, because most other groups of Christians do not maintain this doctrine. They usually hold that the body and blood of Jesus are only symbolically present in the bread and wine or that the bread and wine are the body and blood of Jesus and bread and wine at the same time.

As a practicing Catholic, I think the policy sucks too. Perhaps it's time for some revisions.”