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Communion and Consequences

judas last supperWhy are so many Catholics leading the civic charge towards American degeneracy?

Our vice-president is Catholic, and champions abortion blithely, unblushingly, as a matter of course. Same goes for the House Minority Leader, the highest ranking female politician in our history so far.

The last Secretary of Health and Human Services is Catholic, and warred with her own bishops in an effort to get Catholic money to go to drugs designed to kill kids and objectify women.

Out of nine Supreme Court Justices, six self-identify as Catholics. Six! That’s a majority vote plus one! And that’s the governing body that just made a disorder of body, mind and soul legally equivalent to one of the fundamental metaphors for understanding how we’re loved by God.

What’s going on here? It’s one thing for Catholics to be sinners, for God’s people to be tempted by the conditions of time and place to the point where they’re no longer distinguishable from their non-Catholic or non-Christian neighbors. That’s one thing. But it seems like another thing when you’ve got so many high-profile Catholics doing such disproportionate damage. Scandalous Catholics are nothing new, but why are there so many scandalous Catholics, and why are they so lamentably influential?

My take? It’s because they receive communion. I bet these prominent, disastrous Catholic politicians go to Sunday mass with some regularity, and I’m sure every time they go they receive the Eucharist. And that’s really dangerous, because receiving the Eucharist always has an effect, and it’s not necessarily a good one. Drinking the Blood of Jesus can, of course, make you a saint, but you can also be drinking your own damnation. God in flesh is never something neutral – after contact you’re either a greater vehicle for good or a more effective tool for evil.

So, obviously, it’s no surprise that many of the architects of our national downfall take communion. Judas took communion.

And we take communion. We’d better be taking it with repentance and gratitude and awe, and above all with a prayer that God will help us get closer to him. Because one way or another, after we receive the Eucharist we’re going to be a better instrument in somebody’s hands.

 

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One Response to “Communion and Consequences”

  1. Art says:

    Great article. I have wondered about all this in my mind and heart for some time and never made the connection. I must say you have nailed it and it makes perfect since to me.

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