From a letter written in to today's Washington Post:
"Deny pro-choice politicians communion? Why stop there? Why not deny everyone who has ever disagreed with the Catholic Church? Include Friday meat eaters, large families that use birth control, divorcees and a list of others too long to add. Include any sexual sinner the church has a whim to include, such as those who go to certain movies or read certain books."
Pretty good for someone who is "ashamed to be Catholic."
Well, in all seriousness, though, the author has a point, even if she is an idiot. It is a bit 'late in the game' for the U.S. hierarchy to start slapping down ecclesiastical sanctions on grave sinners, when for decades a "don't ask, don't tell" policy has been upheld for every other kind of grave sin, e.g. remarriage after divorce, contraception, doctrinal dissent, etc. To point out the inconsistency here is not to be defiant, but to be honest.
# posted by Jamie : 7:45 AM