Holy communion – Catholics Come Home Boston http://catholicscomehomeboston.org/ Sun, 10 Oct 2021 17:13:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-05T154232.929.png Holy communion – Catholics Come Home Boston http://catholicscomehomeboston.org/ 32 32 Marilyn Cox Underwood | Obituary https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/marilyn-cox-underwood-obituary/ https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/marilyn-cox-underwood-obituary/#respond Sun, 10 Oct 2021 17:13:00 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/marilyn-cox-underwood-obituary/ CHURCH HILL – Marilyn Cox Underwood, 70, fell asleep peacefully at Holston Valley Medical Center on October 7, 2021 (heart complications) with her loving family by her side. Marilyn was born on March 17, 1951, with her twin sister Carolyn de M. and Mme Homer S. Cox. She was married to Charles R. Underwood, Sr. […]]]>

CHURCH HILL – Marilyn Cox Underwood, 70, fell asleep peacefully at Holston Valley Medical Center on October 7, 2021 (heart complications) with her loving family by her side.

Marilyn was born on March 17, 1951, with her twin sister Carolyn de M. and Mme Homer S. Cox. She was married to Charles R. Underwood, Sr. and had a son, Charles R. Underwood, Jr.

Marilyn was a staunch member of her church, Lyons Chapel AME Zion, (Church Hill, TN) some of her positions held, President of the Homecoming Council, Missionary Society Council, Deaconess Council, Junior and Senior Choir, Delegates of the He Church, Usher, passionately loved to prepare and serve in Holy Communion and believed in the accomplishments of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Marilyn was employed for several years by Kingsport Press and was personally recognized by the President as an exceptional employee.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles R. Underwood, Sr .; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer S. Cox; grandparents, George and Sallie Price; uncles and aunts, brother; brother, Sammie Cox.

Those who remain to cherish his memory, his son, Charles R. Underwood, Jr .; twin sister, Carolyn Harris (Tony); grandchildren, Tyreke and Tia Underwood; brothers, Robert, Ronnie (Joyce) and Edward (Anita) Cox; sister, Alberta Haley; aunt, Elsie Mae Horn; several nieces and nephews.

Due to problems related to COVID-19, the family asks Marilyn to rest on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Anyone who wishes to pay a final tribute during this time. Marilyn will rest at Church Hill Memory Gardens alongside her dear beloved husband, Charles Reginald Underwood. A private grave will be held at a later date, with Pastor Pamela Hoard officiating.

To leave an online message for the Underwood family, please visit us at www.johnsonarrowood.com

Church Hill Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home is honored to serve the Underwood family.


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Ben Foden reacts to Una Healy’s photo as daughter Aoife Belle celebrates her first communion https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/ben-foden-reacts-to-una-healys-photo-as-daughter-aoife-belle-celebrates-her-first-communion/ https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/ben-foden-reacts-to-una-healys-photo-as-daughter-aoife-belle-celebrates-her-first-communion/#respond Sat, 09 Oct 2021 20:30:03 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/ben-foden-reacts-to-una-healys-photo-as-daughter-aoife-belle-celebrates-her-first-communion/ Ben Foden said his daughter Aoife Belle was “growing up too fast” as proud mum Una posted a photo of her Holy Communion. England’s Ben Foden shares Aoife and his six-year-old son Tadhg with his ex-wife Una Healy and the rugby player is also the father of his one-year-old daughter Farrah with his wife Jackie […]]]>

Ben Foden said his daughter Aoife Belle was “growing up too fast” as proud mum Una posted a photo of her Holy Communion.

England’s Ben Foden shares Aoife and his six-year-old son Tadhg with his ex-wife Una Healy and the rugby player is also the father of his one-year-old daughter Farrah with his wife Jackie Belanoff Smith.

The 36-year-old posted on Instagram: “Aoife is growing up too fast, happy fellowship.X”

It’s a big weekend for Una as she turns 40 on Sunday October 10.

Una Healy fans all said the same thing as the singer’s daughter, Aoife Belle, celebrated her First Communion.

The Saturday star shared the youngster’s photos on social media on Saturday.



Ben Foden said his daughter with Una Healy, Aoife Belle, “was growing up too fast”

Una from Tipperary wrote: “Happy First Communion to my darling daughter Aoife Belle.”

And fans were united in praising Una’s “stunning” shots, immediately noting that the apple hadn’t fallen far from the tree.

One fan wrote: “Congratulations to lovely Aoife on her fellowship! She is most definitely a spitting image of you.”

While another added: “So pretty like her mother.”

And this isn’t the first time eagle-eyed fans have noticed the similarity, with Una sharing an adorable snap with Aoife Belle as she celebrated International Girls’ Day last month.

Speaking to Instagram, Una, 39, who returned to Ireland amid the pandemic, posed alongside nine-year-old Aoife.




She captioned the photo: “My one and only Aoife Belle #internationaldaughtersday.”

And Una’s followers rushed to the comments section, many focusing on their keen eyes.

“The eyes on you two are amazing! Fabulous photo !! ” we wrote.



Una Healy turns 40 on Sunday October 10

Another said, “It’s crazy how alike you both look. She’s lucky to have your eyes!

A third added: “The absolute image of you. Gorgeous eyes both ”, while another commented,“ So much beauty in one photo. “

“Stunning, you are like twins, not like a mother and daughter,” wrote another. Another complimented: “Two beautiful peas in a pod.”


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Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the community life of Ukrainians in New Haven continues with various events https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/despite-the-challenges-of-the-pandemic-the-community-life-of-ukrainians-in-new-haven-continues-with-various-events/ https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/despite-the-challenges-of-the-pandemic-the-community-life-of-ukrainians-in-new-haven-continues-with-various-events/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2021 16:45:28 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/despite-the-challenges-of-the-pandemic-the-community-life-of-ukrainians-in-new-haven-continues-with-various-events/ NEW HAVEN, Connecticut – As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of the Ukrainian Studies School (Ridna Shkola) at St. Michael the Archange Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven, Connecticut, in March 2020, it was able to reopen in April this year, and the Ukrainian community here has managed to organize various events despite […]]]>

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut – As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of the Ukrainian Studies School (Ridna Shkola) at St. Michael the Archange Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven, Connecticut, in March 2020, it was able to reopen in April this year, and the Ukrainian community here has managed to organize various events despite difficult circumstances.

In May, parishioners in the church hosted a Mother’s Day breakfast, during which the men in the ward cooked for all the women.

Then, on June 5 and 6, the church held a First Holy Confession and First Communion for Justyna Horbaty Young and Kalynna Gildea. The catechist was Halia Jurczak-Lodynsky, who has been a teacher at the school since 2004. The service was headed by the parish priest, Father Iura Godenciuc. He was assisted by Father Stepan Yanovski and the special guest Father Albert Forlano.

Father Albert Forlano of St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven, Connecticut, speaks with Justyna Horbaty Young and Kalynna Gildea (right), both of whom received their First Communion on June 6.

Later in June, the parish hosted a Father’s Day picnic, during which all the women in the ward cooked for all of the fathers.

The school, which opened for the current school year on September 25 with a Divine Liturgy, is headed by its director, Myron Melnyk, and the director of the parish choir, Nataliia Dankevych, coordinates the activities of the nursery school of the parish.

The registration period for the School of Ukrainian Studies in New Haven, Connecticut is still open and readers who have children or grandchildren in the area are encouraged to register their children for the school. Registration ends October 30, and readers can contact Ms. Lodynsky by phone at 203-494-6288 for more information.


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Religious services for Gwynedd and Conwy for Sunday October 10 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/religious-services-for-gwynedd-and-conwy-for-sunday-october-10/ https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/religious-services-for-gwynedd-and-conwy-for-sunday-october-10/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 13:36:34 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/religious-services-for-gwynedd-and-conwy-for-sunday-october-10/ St Beuno’s Church, Clynnog Fawr ABERGELE, CONWY: Saint Paul Methodist Church: Sunday 10 October, Office de la Fête des Vendanges at 10:30 am, hosted by Norma Boocock, Families welcome. Food bank items can be dropped off on Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. BEDDGELERT, GWYNEDD: St. Marie Church: Services now take place […]]]>

St Beuno’s Church, Clynnog Fawr

ABERGELE, CONWY:

Saint Paul Methodist Church: Sunday 10 October, Office de la Fête des Vendanges at 10:30 am, hosted by Norma Boocock, Families welcome. Food bank items can be dropped off on Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

BEDDGELERT, GWYNEDD:

St. Marie Church: Services now take place every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. alternating between the Holy Eucharist and the morning prayer.

BETWEEN STUDY AND CONWY:

St. Marie Church: On Sunday October 10 at 11 a.m. there will be a service of the Holy Eucharist. This service will be broadcast live on www.brogwydyr.cymru. The Wednesday Eucharist will take place at 2 p.m. The church is generally open daily (around 10-4) for private prayer. All details on the Espace Ministère Bro Gwydyr website.

CLYNNOG FAWR, GWYNEDD:

Saint-Beuno: There are bilingual services every Sunday morning at 10 a.m., alternating between Holy Communion and Morning Prayer. This Sunday October 10 will be the morning prayer. The church is open to visitors every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to any or all of the above.

CRICCIETH, GWYNEDD:

Sainte-Catherine Church: Sunday services at 11 a.m. Due to COVID restrictions on numbers and social distancing, please contact The Rectory 01766523743 to reserve your spot in advance.

DEGANWY, CONWY:

The Church of All Saints: Services take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

DOLWYDDELAN, CONWY:

St Gwyddelan Church: Services now take place once again, but not every Sunday. Please visit www.brogwydyr.cymru for information and online services. The church is open to visitors on Sundays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

JUNCTION LLANDUDNO, CONWY:

Church of St Michael and All the Angels: Services take place at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Roman Catholic Parish: from Conwy, Llandudno Junction, Llanfairfechan and Llanrwst. Masses at the Church of the Most Holy Family, Llandudno Junction, are Sunday at 11 a.m. and Friday at 10 a.m. Government directives will be respected. The obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still suspended, but these masses will be celebrated to offer the possibility of attending.

LLANRWST, CONWY:

St Grwst Church: Sunday services at 9.45 a.m., bilingual. The service will also be available on Zoom. Contact the Reverend Sarah Hildreth Osborn on 01492 640032 or by email revsarah3005@btinternet.com

PORTHMADOG, GWYNEDD:

Saint-Jean church: Sunday services at 9:30 am. Due to COVID restrictions on numbers and social distancing, please contact The Rectory 01766523743 to reserve your spot in advance.

PWLLHELI, GWYNEDD:

Capel and Drindod: Dydd Sul, Hydref 10 – 10yb Gwasanaeth yng ngofal an Aelodau.

TALYSARN, GWYNEDD:

Capel Seion: Fe fydd na oedfa sul nesaf Hydref 10 h 2 or gloch. Lle bydd M. Arwel Williams Caernarfon yn pregethu.

If you would like your church service to be included in this roundup, send an email iolo.griffiths@reachplc.com


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Deacon retreat centered on the Beatitudes https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/deacon-retreat-centered-on-the-beatitudes/ https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/deacon-retreat-centered-on-the-beatitudes/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 23:13:56 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/deacon-retreat-centered-on-the-beatitudes/ Friday 08 October 2021 IC photo / Marie Mischel + Expand Deacons add names to the Book of the Dead during the memorial service celebrated during their retirement. By Marie Mischel Intermountain Catholic PROVO – Deacons and their wives from across the Diocese of Salt Lake City gathered October 1-3 at the Provo Marriott Hotel […]]]>

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Deacons add names to the Book of the Dead during the memorial service celebrated during their retirement.

By Marie Mischel

Intermountain Catholic

PROVO – Deacons and their wives from across the Diocese of Salt Lake City gathered October 1-3 at the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center for fellowship, prayer and continuing education.

The presenter of the retreat was Fr. John Thomas Lane, SSS, dedicated religious priest of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Bro. Lane is a liturgical consultant, writer and workshop presenter. He is currently the pastor of the Roman Catholic community of Saint Paschal Baylon in Highland Heights, Ohio; among his previous missions for his order, he was director of the liturgy of the Diocese of Salt Lake City from 1992 to 1996.

During his presentation at the diaconal retreat, entitled “The Deacons, the Beatitudes and the Eucharist”, he deepened each of the Beatitudes, relating them to an element of Eucharistic theology and frequently referring to documents written by the Pope. François, like the Bull of Indiction for Misericordiae Vultus (The face of mercy).

In presenting each Beatitude, Fr. Lane led his audience in the corresponding verse of the hymn “We are the light of the world”.

Regarding the Second Beatitude, “blessed are those who cry, for they will be comforted,” he said, “Our world does not want to cry. We have to have constant entertainment, fun, entertainment, escape.

For example, he noted that although the United States withdrew its armed forces from Afghanistan “only a month ago, but it looks like a year ago. … The war in Afghanistan – people didn’t even know it was going on; people did not know that soldiers came home in body bags. It was ignored, because we ignore the disease, we ignore the pain, and we fail to deal with the paschal mystery in our lives, in our world, without ever learning from the dead, without ever really mourning what is happening.

The challenges ministers face, he said, “is that we should never forget those who mourn and those who suffer. They are always with us and around us, and they are struggling. Most of us find it difficult to have a happy face.

The ministers are “the empathetic people who help those who cry to fight against pain, to fight against injustice and to mourn with the bereaved”, he added, specifying that they must offer pastoral care “to Sick, not sick. The title is important, he said, “because we are all sick,” and therefore everyone should be part of the suffering.

Closing the presentation on the Second Beatitude, he gave those present a few minutes to pray for those in their lives who are in need of care.

He also gave reflective questions for deacons and their wives to ponder. For example, for “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness” Bliss, he asked, “What does righteousness really mean to you at this time? What thirsts do I want to be satisfied?

The baptismal call of Catholics “calls us to walk in the footsteps of Christ,” Fr. Lane says. “We carry this candle of light, to enlighten everyone so that all can see… and to take care in particular of the most vulnerable.”

After his presentations on the Beatitudes, Fr. Lane gave an update on the state of several liturgical books under revision. For example, there will be a new English version of the Liturgy of the Hours probably in 2025, he said, while a Spanish blessing book has been sent to Rome for approval. In addition, a new translation of Holy Communion and Eucharist worship outside of Mass is in preparation, and the Order’s final text for adult Christian initiation (a name change from RCIA) is being prepared. being finalized to be voted on by bishops in November.

The full day of presentations on Saturday ended with a “Stump the Liturgist” question-and-answer session, where Fr. Lane responded to the written questions that had been submitted.

Among the questions was whether during the doxology there is a gesture of silent prayer that is encouraged for people to do. Bro. Lane said that the liturgical book does not call for a gesture, but some dioceses prescribe one, such as the position of orans (with hands raised) while the words “for the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours ”are recited, then the hands drop.

Another question was whether the deacon should bow when the priest kneels after the Agnus Dei. “No, the deacon is not doing anything at this time. You just have to stand there and look holy, ”Fr. Lane said to the audience’s laughter.

Yet another question was how many times the bells should be rung during the liturgy. Bro. Lane said that the current edition (1970) of the Roman Missal says that the bells “may be rung”, but it is not obligatory; if they’re knocked out, it should be with decorum, he said.

Regarding the question of whether a movable baptismal font should be placed at the main entrance to the church, he suggested that a permanent place be made for the font.

“It’s the gateway to our Christian life, and although we are Christians on the move, on the journey, I don’t think it’s wise to have this very important theological symbol moving and take it out when. we need it. that, ”he said.

After the questions and answers, an evening prayer in Taizé included a remembrance of the diocesan deacons and their deceased wives. Then it was the retirement banquet.


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CatholicVote peddles far-right politics in religious dredging https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/catholicvote-peddles-far-right-politics-in-religious-dredging/ https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/catholicvote-peddles-far-right-politics-in-religious-dredging/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 08:28:32 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/catholicvote-peddles-far-right-politics-in-religious-dredging/ Every now and then the algorithmic gods decide to have a little fun. And so, last week, I received in the mail a “Catholic Opinion Research Poll” from the right-wing group CatholicVote.org. “Poll” Shows Almost Everything Wrong About The Current State Of The Church In The United States First, this is not really a poll, […]]]>

Every now and then the algorithmic gods decide to have a little fun. And so, last week, I received in the mail a “Catholic Opinion Research Poll” from the right-wing group CatholicVote.org. “Poll” Shows Almost Everything Wrong About The Current State Of The Church In The United States

First, this is not really a poll, but an in-depth, sophisticated poll. Push polls are a form of negative publicity that has been condemned by the American Association for Public Opinion Research as “an insidious form of negative campaigning, disguised as a political poll.” – phone calls disguised as research aimed at persuading large numbers of voters and influencing election results, rather than measuring opinions. “

So, for example, when this CatholicVote “survey” asks, “Why do you think the leaders of the National Democratic Party, including Joe Biden, continue to omit God when they cite official documents from our nations? It is not really your opinion that they are after. They try to smear the president, who is often mistaken, as anti-God. They also attack, unwittingly, the patriotism of the Founding Fathers who omitted God from the Constitution.

Interestingly, the group is also pushing polls on a church issue. “Do you think that politicians who promote these radical left policies that directly violate the moral teachings of the Catholic Church are causing confusion and division, and that they should not be running for Holy Communion?” Sorry, but in the Catholic Church we don’t decide such complicated issues by doing a poll.

Second, the “poll” seeks to smear all Democrats with the extreme statements of a few. He quotes a flippant remark made by US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about a statue of Father Damien from Molokai and a tweet from activist Shaun King. So? Just as I don’t believe everyone who voted for Trump is racist, I don’t believe all liberals cling to every word that comes from Ocasio-Cortez, let alone every tweet from someone who doesn’t. has no official affiliation with the Democratic Party. It would be like equating everyone who voted for Trump with the racists who marched through Charlottesville, Virginia, chanting, “The Jews will not replace us.”

In any political coalition, there are nuances of opinion. On some issues I agree with Ocasio-Cortez and on others I do not. “If you agree with me on nine out of twelve questions, vote for me,” New York Mayor Ed Koch used to say. “If you agree with me on 12 of the 12 issues, see a psychiatrist.”

Third, the purpose of this exercise is not at all a matter of opinion, but a matter of fundraising. “The only way we can fund this BATTLE PLAN for the all-important 2022 Congress midterm elections is with donations faithful Catholics like you who love America and do not want to see our great nation destroyed forever by the radical anti-God and anti-family left, “the letter read.

The language is meant to ignite: “only”, “A BATTLE PLAN”, “all-important”, “faithful”, “destroyed forever”. This hyperbole works with some people and causes them to check the boxes marked “$ 20” or “$ 50” or even “$ 500”. And that’s after you donate $ 10 as a “survey processing contribution.”

Nothing, let us repeat nothing, of this “survey” speaks well of those who sent it, not as Americans engaged in politics, let alone as Catholics.

I am aware that there are groups on the left who seek to baptize their political positions. The Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank in Washington, has a “progressive faith and politics project” that does not deviate one iota from the creed of secular progressivism. The Faithful America group is more of an activist organization than a think tank, and some of its emails and petitions make me cringe, but nothing as crass and crass as the CatholicVote “poll.”

If you want to know if you value your faith more than your politics, there is a simple test that applies equally to Liberals and Conservatives, Democrats and Republicans. Ask yourself on what issue your faith makes you differ from the position taken by the ideology or party with which you most identify. Or ask if your political preference has distorted your understanding of church teaching in a way that distorts that teaching.

I think many liberals and conservatives have forced their understanding of religious freedom into a partisan mold, rather than letting the actual teaching of the church – or the Founding Fathers, for that matter – shape their understanding of it. important right.

Unfortunately, how many commentators can you count who are willing to swim against the tide because their faith requires them to?

Myopia is a moral flaw that can be found across the political and ideological spectrum. What CatholicVote is doing is much worse. The organization uses discredited methods to spread misleading information and ignite grassroots passions. He peddles political propaganda and tries to conceal it in a religion which is not reducible to any political position.

It is bad for politics and worse for religion. CatholicVote is a counter-witness to the Gospel, a scandal for the faithful.


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i will never love again https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/i-will-never-love-again/ https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/i-will-never-love-again/#respond Tue, 05 Oct 2021 19:18:23 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/i-will-never-love-again/ Michael K. McMahan i will never love again I won’t, I won’t, I swear I can’t I wish I could, but I won’t i will never love again – Lindsey, Germanotta, Raitiere and Hemby Look in the Southern Dictionary of Hilarity under the headline “sit on the back porch with family and friends and laugh […]]]>

Michael K. McMahan

i will never love again

I won’t, I won’t, I swear I can’t

I wish I could, but I won’t

i will never love again

– Lindsey, Germanotta, Raitiere and Hemby

Look in the Southern Dictionary of Hilarity under the headline “sit on the back porch with family and friends and laugh out loud,” and there you will find the name, Evon Houser.

On hot summer afternoons when our kids were 9 (David) and 14 (Anna), we often drove to Dallas, NC to my wife’s sister, Carla. They had a nice pool and a screened-in back porch. David and Anna swam and enjoyed their cousins, Anthony McGinnis, Keith and Eric Newton, and Monica Jenkins, and the boys next door, John and Evon Lee Houser.


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Cardinal Turkson talks about Biden and Holy Communion on HBO | Catholic National Register https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/cardinal-turkson-talks-about-biden-and-holy-communion-on-hbo-catholic-national-register/ https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/cardinal-turkson-talks-about-biden-and-holy-communion-on-hbo-catholic-national-register/#respond Tue, 05 Oct 2021 04:08:20 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/cardinal-turkson-talks-about-biden-and-holy-communion-on-hbo-catholic-national-register/ Cardinal Peter Turkson appeared to dismiss claims that President Joe Biden should be denied Holy Communion because of his staunch stance in favor of abortion rights, in remarks made on a Sunday newscast. American who addressed many topics, including COVID-19 vaccines, the conflict in Afghanistan and clergy sexual abuse. Cardinal Turkson appeared on Axios, an […]]]>

Cardinal Peter Turkson appeared to dismiss claims that President Joe Biden should be denied Holy Communion because of his staunch stance in favor of abortion rights, in remarks made on a Sunday newscast. American who addressed many topics, including COVID-19 vaccines, the conflict in Afghanistan and clergy sexual abuse.

Cardinal Turkson appeared on Axios, an HBO news show that airs October 3. Show host Mike Allen cited the debate over whether pro-abortion politicians like President Joe Biden should be denied Holy Communion. Allen quoted an anonymous bishop who said: “The Eucharist is being turned into a weapon.

“The Eucharist must in no way become a weapon,” said Cardinal Turkson.

“Do you have any questions as to whether President Biden is a Catholic in good standing?” Allen asked. “Should we serve him communion?”

Cardinal Turkson replied, “If you say that someone cannot receive Communion, you are essentially judging that you are in a state of sin.

“It seems you didn’t think this should be happening in President Biden’s case,” the interviewer said.

“No,” Cardinal Turkson said. “You know, if, you know, a priest giving Communion suddenly sees someone he knows has murdered, he’s supposed to protect his dignity and respect that person. “

“So this is for extreme cases?” “

“Yes. Those, for extreme cases, okay?” Cardinal Turkson replied.

Cardinal Turkson, born in Ghana, is Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development.

Debates about the reception of Holy Communion by pro-abortion rights are somewhat unique to the American political context, where many politicians present themselves as devout Catholics but also support legal abortion. Elsewhere in the world, such political leaders are much less common.

Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law of the Church states that Catholics “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion”. Then cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, in a 2004 note to American bishops in his role as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said that Catholic politicians who “constantly campaign and vote for permissive laws on abortion and euthanasia “are considered to cooperate formally with the grave sin of abortion, and in a” manifest “manner.

In such cases, Cardinal Ratzinger said, the official’s pastor must meet with them and reprimand them, telling them that they cannot receive Communion. If politicians persist in their advocacy for abortion, the Communion minister “must refuse to distribute it,” he said.

American bishops voted in June to draft an official statement on what the Eucharist means in the Church. They cited the lack of understanding among Catholics of the teaching of the Church and of the dignity of receiving Holy Communion, and some discussions raised the issue of prominent Catholic pro-abortion politicians.

In June, U.S. Representative Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Took to Twitter to challenge U.S. bishops to deny him Holy Communion over his support for contraception, legal abortion and same-sex marriage. The Democratic Party has become strongly supportive of abortion rights over the past few decades and tensions have grown as a Republican-dominated Supreme Court appears poised to change the precedent imposing legal abortion on the nation. nationwide.

Cardinal Turkson’s other comments dealt with a lack of action in global development efforts.

“We talk more than we do. We talk a lot and we do very little, ”he told Axios on HBO. “Some presidents, some heads of state say: ‘When I return home, all parliamentarians in my country will use an electric car.’ It didn’t happen.

The Church is trying to get people to act by “calling and encouraging”, he said, adding “We will try to make the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth heard” .

On the issue of vaccine distribution, Cardinal Turkson noted that Biden was trying to keep his promises to immunize enough Americans. Global gatherings like the G7 and G20 conferences have seen “a lot of promise” about how many doses of vaccine would be available for Africa and other countries.

Although he agreed that rich countries can and must do more, he said: “I would basically like to encourage African heads of state and leaders to explore traditional therapies for this as well.

“If local heads of state were to promote local herbal medicines, our dependence on vaccines will not be 100%,” he said, adding that “we need to diversify our therapies. “.

When the host asked Cardinal Turkson if he doubted that the vaccine, for most people, was “wise and useful,” Cardinal Turkson replied, “No, certainly.”

Allen presented Catholic teaching on the ordination of women as a matter of rights. Turkson told Allen that he had never had a “personal struggle” with Catholic teaching on this point.

“Is it a question of rights? Even men who are ordained don’t see it as a right. “

In matters of sexual abuse, the cardinal declared that all young people who enter seminary and convents are “products of a society”.

“I don’t blame society for the crime,” he said, adding that it was not necessary to ignore “the factors that influence the lives of people who become priests”.

“They come from certain backgrounds, and we don’t know what contaminated them from there,” he said. Some could be victims of abuse themselves.

He advocated efforts to ensure that the characters of potential priests are fully developed and known before they are ordained and show abusive tendencies “to embarrass the Church and everyone”.

Cardinal Turkson, who is black, spoke of racism. He said, “The Church can certainly do more. There was a time when the institutions of the Church owned slaves because it was the turn of time, so to speak.

“What is past is over,” he said, while approving “The repair if it can be done can be done”. There must also be a call for resolution “not to repeat the mistakes of the past.”

The interview focused on remarks about the conflict in Afghanistan, in which he said all eventualities were not considered. He said the United States entered the country with “revenge” and “war posture” to get the “culprit”.

“If the United States had come in first, not even with a militant posture but to speak out, we would now be living with a completely different situation,” Cardinal Turkson said.

“I recognize the complexity of the situation. But it becomes a lesson for international diplomacy, ”he said, encouraging more efforts to speak out and seek reconciliation.


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Brave Cork girl involved in recent traumatic car crash makes Holy Communion https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/brave-cork-girl-involved-in-recent-traumatic-car-crash-makes-holy-communion/ https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/brave-cork-girl-involved-in-recent-traumatic-car-crash-makes-holy-communion/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 06:00:00 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/brave-cork-girl-involved-in-recent-traumatic-car-crash-makes-holy-communion/ A CORK girl, who was praised by her mother for her bravery when she was involved in a car crash last week, made her First Holy Communion this weekend. Ellie Walsh (9), a student at St Joseph’s National School in Glanmire, was involved in a recent traumatic car incident in Castlelyons which resulted in her […]]]>

A CORK girl, who was praised by her mother for her bravery when she was involved in a car crash last week, made her First Holy Communion this weekend.

Ellie Walsh (9), a student at St Joseph’s National School in Glanmire, was involved in a recent traumatic car incident in Castlelyons which resulted in her mother, Caroline Bailey, breaking her neck and pelvis at three places.

Talk to Echo Last week Caroline, who forms half of the popular Cork band Sparkle with her fiancee Jen, thanked her daughter for keeping them both calm so they could escape the vehicle safely.

“She kept her cool and listened to everything I had to say. That’s what got us out of the car. She is so amazing, ”she said.

Caroline said the car rolled over three times until it finally came to a stop and left them in the air.

Miraculously, Ellie only had to spend one night at Cork University Hospital for observation.

Caroline, who is still recovering in the hospital, was unable to attend Ellie’s Communion but was visited by her daughter that day.

“The day was the best it could be.

“Ellie was the happiest girl anyway.

“We all got to see each other which was amazing and everyone at CUH is just angels,” Caroline said.

Fortunately, Caroline has been reassured by doctors that she will eventually be able to walk again and that she is expected to go home this week.


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The “Holy Water” cocktail of the Rúibín bar in Galway described as “shame” https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/the-holy-water-cocktail-of-the-ruibin-bar-in-galway-described-as-shame/ https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/the-holy-water-cocktail-of-the-ruibin-bar-in-galway-described-as-shame/#respond Wed, 29 Sep 2021 07:22:17 +0000 https://catholicscomehomeboston.org/the-holy-water-cocktail-of-the-ruibin-bar-in-galway-described-as-shame/ The new cocktail at a Galway pub has sparked heated debate online. Úibín Cocktail Bar in Galway City Center has posted its new fall cocktail menu on its Facebook page which features ‘Rúibín Holy Water’. The cocktail is a blend of Hennessey, spiced rum, grapefruit, lime, peychaud bitter and plum, and clarified with milk. However, […]]]>

The new cocktail at a Galway pub has sparked heated debate online.

Úibín Cocktail Bar in Galway City Center has posted its new fall cocktail menu on its Facebook page which features ‘Rúibín Holy Water’.

The cocktail is a blend of Hennessey, spiced rum, grapefruit, lime, peychaud bitter and plum, and clarified with milk.

However, in an image posted earlier, which has since appeared to have been deleted, the cocktail is served with a piece of sacramental bread on the side, prompting angry comments.

“It’s a shame,” replied one person.

“For Catholics, the Eucharist is sacred. Your mockery is deeply upsetting.

Another added: “Do you have a Muslim cocktail version or are they just Christians you want to insult? “

Another nods: “Good question. In fact, it is blasphemous!

Another adds: “Easily triggered eh? You Christians are so easily triggered. It’s astonishing, well maybe not, that instead of trying to defend your religion, you attack Muslims directly… ”

However, others saw the funny side.

In response, one person wrote: “To be fair to the Rúibín Bar & Restaurant, I am 100% sure that their holy water cocktail with Communion on the side is much tastier than the altar wine they serve on stage in your local Catholic Church. I should know that; I tasted it in my local sacristy. Think vinegar and reduce yourself.

Another added: “It looks so good – fair play! I can’t wait to try the new additions, especially Rúibín Holy Water. If a very small number of people get annoyed about a little gadget every now and then, they must find new hobbies. “

Galway Beo said when they reached out to the manager for comment, he said the name of the cocktail was just “a little craic”.

Sundayworld.com asked the bar for comment.

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