The bishops are requiring the Catholics of every parish in the country to take the pro-life Basic Ecclesiastical Communities Seminar. It is a course, held on eight straight Sundays, on basic Catholic teaching, the Bible, salvation history, Christian leadership, "the changing Church" and "family and life apostles." The course emphasizes that artificial contraception is immoral.
That alone is great, but the amazing part is that, according to LifeSiteNews, "The bishops are firm on the necessity of participating in the seminars before being allowed to receive sacraments." Individual bishops and priests may decide who is to receive the sacraments and Christian burial.
"That's the idea," says Sister Regina Arguelles of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. "That's exactly the Church's message. IF YOU WANT TO BE A CATHOLIC, ACT LIKE ONE AND FOLLOW THE CHURCH'S TEACHINGS." [emphasis added]
So, how soon will Cardinal Mahony get a copy of this pro-life seminar curriculum and implement it throughout the Archdiocese? A great time to announce it would be at the opening of this year's Religious Education Conference, don't you think?