posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 10:40 AM
reply to post by AugustusMasonicus
Their Monsignor is aware of their dual membership and they have not been excommunicated or prevented from attending Mass.
but on this I must insist. The Monsignor is in error. Some people violate Church teachings and persuade themselves that in their particular case it
is OK and not to be argued about. Birth control, abortion, and sex outside marriage are the examples currently getting the most press.
The Monsignor may see himself and the members as warm and welcoming people dedicated to doing good, but by not following the Church's teaching they
are hurting themselves. By joining the Masons, they are in grave sin, and are not eligible for Communion until the proper penances have been
performed. Taking Communion in these circumstances is a sin for each member, it is also a sin for the Monsignor to knowingly distribute Communion to
I know it sounds harsh, but it is also clear. Play by the rules or don't play.
Th joint picnic sounds like fun. There is no harm in in that. There is nothing wrong in enjoying other's company. I'm glad they do it.