Lundi le 23 octobre 2006
Pierre de Bérulle (1629), cardinal, créateur de l'école française de spiritualité. (RS), par Raymond Beaugrand-Champagne
10:38:15 PM
la vie du monde à venir est semblable à ce qui est écrit sans la moindre faute dans des livres scellés du sceau royal, où il n'y a rien à ajouter et où rien ne manque
10:35:27 PM
Lectionnaire : - nous étions tous de ceux-là, quand nous vivions suivant les tendances égoïstes de notre chair, cédant aux caprices de notre chair et de nos raisonnements - Reconnaissez que le Seigneur est Dieu - la vie d'un homme, fût-il dans l'abondance, ne dépend pas de ses richesses
10:33:48 PM
Church, State and politics - Cardinal McCarrick's address, and the central contents of cardinal Ratzinger's letter entitled "Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion. General Principles"

Last week, recently-retired Washington Cardinal Theodore McCarrick delivered an address to the annual Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Cardinal McCarrick, who headed up the US Bishops Conference task force on Catholics in Political Life, spoke mainly of his experiences on the task force and of the central debate it explored - namely that of whether or not to deny Holy Communion to Catholic politicians who reject Church teachings on central issues such as abortion and euthanasia. During the 2004 deliberation among US Bishops, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sent a letter to the US Bishops to use as a guide. The letter pointed out that obstinately pro-abortion Catholic politicians, after being duly instructed and warned, "must" be denied Communion. In his 12-page address, however, Cardinal McCarrick did not even provide the gist of Cardinal Ratzinger's letter which outlined in six successive points why communion "must" be denied in the specified cases. He did however speak about a bracketed afterthought at the bottom of Cardinal Ratzinger's letter which spoke of reception of communion for Catholics who vote for pro-abortion politicians.

If a person says I am in favour of killing unborn babies whether they be four thousand or five thousand, I have been in favour of killing them. I will be in favour of killing them tomorrow and next week and next year. So, unborn babies, too bad for you. I am in favour that you should be killed, then the person turn around and say I want to receive Holy Communion. Do you need any Cardinal from the Vatican to answer that? . . . "Simple, ask the children for First Communion, they'll give you the answer." Cardinal Francis Arinze EWTN

Worthiness to Receive Holy Communion. General Principles by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger
10:21:18 PM