Dec 23, 2007

Tony Blair has become Catholic. Good; now excommunicate him, if...

Ole Q wants to be the first to call for the speedy excommunication of English ex-prime minister Tony Blair (above), who was accepted into the Catholic Church last Friday, if he does not now profess all that the Church believes and teaches, such as being against aborting babies and committing sodomy.

The New York Times account (click on this post's title) says:

"Mr. Blair also faced concerns within the Catholic hierarchy in London and Rome, centering on policies adopted by his government during his 10 years in power that drew fierce criticism from the conservative hierarchy of the church. Among these were the Blair government’s support for stem cell research, gay adoptions and the legalization of gay civil unions, as well as its resistance to toughening Britain’s abortion laws."

The news report also says:

"According to the Catholic custom ordinarily followed in Britain, a convert, before acceptance at communion, is usually required to undergo the Rite of Reception, which includes the declaration, 'I believe and profess all that the Holy Catholic Church believes, teaches and proclaims to be revealed by God.'"

The article also says:

"John Smeaton, who heads the British Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, said in an interview published earlier this month in The Spectator, a weekly journal popular among conservatives: 'We need to hear a full repudiation from him. Without one, having Blair as a Catholic is like having a vegetarian in a meat-eating club. It simply does not make sense.'"

If Blair is still pro-abortion, pro-contraception and pro-sodomy, as he was duirng his prime ministership, they could have received him into the Church and excommunicated him all in the same ceremony, to save time.

If Blair has repented, the Church needs to tell us that, or else he does, or both should, in order to avoid scandal.


Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

The Church doesn't have obligation to tell us,(seal of Confession). However I do believe that Tony Blar does have obligation to tell the faithful of his repentence. Otherwise, excommunication is the way to go.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joe,

I second the motion!

9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Public sinners must publicly do pennance!

God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder & Chairman
Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.,

9:30 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Kenneth,

Public penance is an excellent idea. Thanks for bringing it up.

7:37 PM  

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