1st a little background - A few days ago I received my monthly audio CD from Lighthouse Catholic Media
. The March CD has excerpts
from Monsignor Georg Ratzinger
's new book, My Brother the Pope
. It was the excerpt from Chapter 3 that caught my attention & led me to come up with this thought for the day.
Monsignor Ratzinger was sharing about the Catholic Church's reaction to the rise of the National Socialist (Nazi) party. Arround 1930 the Bishops called Nazi tenents heresy
because it contradicted Catholic doctrine, said no Catholic could be an active Nazi & banned anyone who belonged to the Nazi party from receiving communion.
I wonder how many of those same Pro-aborts who call any attempts to keep pro-abortion Catholics, esp politicians, from receiving communion politicizing the sacrament would say that the German Bishops were wrong to "politicize" communion back then????
& if they say it was OK back then to ban those who took a public stand against Catholic doctrine from communion, then why is it wrong to ban those who, in supporting abortion, take a public stand against Catholic doctrine?