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Refusing the sacrament of Communion

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October 25, 2008 07:55PM
Well, it is becoming more prevalent that some Roman Catholic priests and bishops have taken very public stands against abortion. Some urge that, or in fact, order communion be withheld from Catholics who perform or publicly support abortion.

I applaud this, quite frankly. I have a notion who will awaken in Heaven, and who will not on this issue.

I am a convert, from Rome as a matter of fact. The Holy Spirit genuinely illumined my heart to the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church - the Orthodox Church. This is foremost of all the other factors, one being "economeia." I think of that as a pragmatism NOT in violation of scripture, dogma nor tradition. Would "laissez-faire" be an apt word for economeia (i.e. not meddling in virtually every aspect of life)?

Satan, as he does, distorts economeia with relativism, and unholy pragmatism. He does this with advocates (and victimized mothers) of "choice."

To my question: Does the Orthodox church have a tradition of withholding communion?
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Refusing the sacrament of Communion

Boniface October 25, 2008 07:55PM