Pope does not object to communion in the hand
#31
Several reputable sources (i.e. not Wikipedia) say the Vatican admitted this was a mistake.  Cardinals are human thus prone to mistakes.  If Cardinal Ratzinger's mistake proves anything then what is to be made by the "bad popes"?  Bishop Williamson made a mistake falling into the Holocaust trap - what does that prove?  All this picture represents is a smear campaign by extremists looking to prove how much more Catholic they are then the Pope.
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#32
(11-22-2010, 01:47 PM)Ockham Wrote: Several reputable sources (i.e. not Wikipedia) say the Vatican admitted this was a mistake.  Cardinals are human thus prone to mistakes.  If Cardinal Ratzinger's mistake proves anything then what is to be made by the "bad popes"?  Bishop Williamson made a mistake falling into the Holocaust trap - what does that prove?  All this picture represents is a smear campaign by extremists looking to prove how much more Catholic they are then the Pope.

You obviously didn't bother to read anything. It was no mistake; Roger Schutz and Rome had a standing agreement regarding this issue at least since the beginning of the 80's.

Read Sandro Magister's article availabe on Chiesa: Was the founder of Taizé Protestant or Catholic? A Cardinal solves the riddle

You need to take off those rose coloured glasses.
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#33
Because the questions about Brother Roger's taking Communion would not go away, the Vatican made available in July an informal, unsigned statement of explanation.

The bottom line appeared to be: It was all an unfortunate mistake. Brother Roger, it seems, had been moved to a closer vantage point at the start of the Mass and had unwittingly ended up in the section reserved for those receiving Communion from the chief celebrant, Cardinal Ratzinger.

When he was wheeled forward, "it did not seem possible to refuse him the most Blessed Sacrament," the Vatican said.

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories...504883.htm
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#34
(11-22-2010, 01:54 PM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: You obviously didn't bother to read anything. It was no mistake; Roger Schutz and Rome had a standing agreement regarding this issue at least since the beginning of the 80's.

Read Sandro Magister's article availabe on Chiesa: Was the founder of Taizé Protestant or Catholic? A Cardinal solves the riddle

You need to take off those rose coloured glasses.

Thank you for that informative article. The more I learn, the more depressing does the crisis become.  :pray:

Do you think there's any chance that the 1917 Code will one day be restored?
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#35
(11-22-2010, 02:07 PM)Ockham Wrote: Because the questions about Brother Roger's taking Communion would not go away, the Vatican made available in July an informal, unsigned statement of explanation.

The bottom line appeared to be: It was all an unfortunate mistake. Brother Roger, it seems, had been moved to a closer vantage point at the start of the Mass and had unwittingly ended up in the section reserved for those receiving Communion from the chief celebrant, Cardinal Ratzinger.

When he was wheeled forward, "it did not seem possible to refuse him the most Blessed Sacrament," the Vatican said.

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories...504883.htm

The whole matter sounds like an unfortunate mistake.  I'm sure that then-Cardinal Ratzinger brought it up in his next confession.  By no means was this action laudable, but to suggest that it means that Pope Benedict thinks giving Communion to non-Catholics is OK is ridiculous.  Even Cardinals and Popes make mistakes and commit sins, just like the rest of us.
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#36
(11-22-2010, 02:07 PM)Ockham Wrote: When he was wheeled forward, "it did not seem possible to refuse him the most Blessed Sacrament," the Vatican said.

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories...504883.htm

"It did not seem possible to refuse him the most Blessed Sacrament." What a cop-out! They must be in denial or think that everybody's stupid.

As confirmed by Card. Kasper himself who presided over his funeral, the Calvinist "Br." Roger Schutz had been taking Holy Communion from Catholic priests for decades with full knowledge and approval by the Roman authorities. The "incident" with Card. Ratzinger at the funeral of John Paul II in 2005 was no surprise or accident. Sandro Magister's article and the interview of Card. Kasper already cover this matter extensively and accurately.
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