Pope Francis Urges Bishops to Practice “Eucharistic Coherence”

John-Henry Westen of LifeSiteNews notes that Pope Francis has recently urged Argentinian bishops to follow the Aparecida Document as “guidelines we need for this time in history”. The document, among other things, says:
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“…We should commit ourselves to ‘eucharistic coherence’, that is, we should be conscious that people cannot receive holy communion and at the same time act or speak against the commandments, in particular when abortion, euthanasia, and other serious crimes against life and family are facilitated.  This responsibility applies particularly to legislators, governors, and health professionals.”

“Eucharistic coherence.” I like that phrase.

Some large outlets like Breitbart have picked up on this story so I continue to see it popping up on friends’ news feeds. The connection is not as strong as Breitbart and some folks wants to make it, but the story does reinforce something we all knew: the pope is Catholic when it comes to Communion and pro-abortion politicians.


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  • Ella Meyer

    I’m slightly confused. Maybe naive too, but isn’t that what “communion” means? We are in communion with the Church and Her teachings? “Eucharistic coherence” sounds like a marketing catch phrase. Pray, pray, pray!

    • Antonio A. Badilla

      Ella, I hate to tell you, but poor catechesis has taught people “Communion” is just a symbol of Christ having nothing to do with being “in communion” with the Church or Christ.

  • dutchsays

    Congratulations on being first in line to fulfill the orders of the Supreme Ruler for Life, Stephen.
    I see that you also have been receiving instructions from the 0bama blogs to throw out this phony accusation as soon as the new Pope asserts Catholic doctrine on the wholesale butchery of innocent defenseless babies, thereby exposing the camoflauge Catholics in the U.S. government and Democratic party.
    Your alacrity and quickness in throwing the first stink bomb will probably earn you the Barrie Sotero Iron Cross of Hero of the Socialist Revolution.

  • stephen

    How existential. I really felt at a point not to comment. I would ask you and others to continue those thoughts of Paul. Tell that to the ones who, as a result of the silence in the cathederal, lost their lives in Argentina and to the mothers who grieved daily in the Plaza in front of the Presidential palace. Francis was duty bound to speak out and instead gave communion to the junta. Sorry Rob this one does not get off without a public statement regarding his time during the dirty war. This “urging” is another disappointment. He moves in the shoes of his vatican protected predecessor who it appears condoned the sheltering of the criminal behavior of pedophilia within the greater church. The Church additionally continues to disappoint and instead on calling on science in defense of its teaching on human behavior… .moves in retrograde. example would be the estrogen mimicing compounds released in urine from the use birth contol pills that we cannot clean up at treatment plants that harm creation. It would be such a grownup embrace of life on the planet.

    I’ve always asked myself when will the Catholic Church grow up out of the time of witch hunts and cover ups and STRIVE instead of TRY.

    • Antonio A. Badilla

      Stephen, I can’t believe you just stated this garbage about our new Pope. Are you aware that the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo actually met with the Pope in Rome to ask for more help in finding their children and he said “yes?” Are you aware that calumny is a grave sin against anyone but especially against Christ’s Vicar?

  • veronica jenkins

    hi again ive just looked at my previous comment and realised i spelt britain wrong, i hope you will be able to rectify this error thanks again. veronica



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