Fallible if perhaps Automatic -Reply
HARTIGANE at LAW.STMARYTX.EDU
Fri Feb 25 15:20:48 PST 2000
Ms. Dugan has a very different view of these things than many in the
Church do. I am sure there are those who agree with her.
>>> <Tishdugan at AOL.COM> 02/25/00 02:39pm >>>
Ms. Hartigan is confusing theology with law. Excommunication is not
the Body of Christ and which part you are. Excommunication is about
status in the Church as an institution. Hit the Pope or have an abortion
you are out. No Holy Communion, no burial in a Catholic Cemetery, etc.
Conscience is nice to talk about in a theoretical, hypothetical,
philosophical way. But the law is the law and it governs the institution.
Who gets through the pearly gates is a whole other issue. One totally
removed from excommunication. Canons are law, not commandments.
giveth and the Church can take it away.
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