Thursday, June 04, 2020

The Sneaky Lying of Abp. Listecki About Communion

In Milwaukee, we have an Archbishop who is a Canon lawyer, and who has an aide-de-camp who is ALSO a Canonist.  One--or both--of them cooked up a sneaky lie about the distribution of Communion during the (now gone) Peking Pox threat.

In other words, like in the old saying, you know the lawyer is lying when you see his lips move.

Here's the real story.

The law cannot contradict itself.  It is clear and positive Canon law that the priest MUST distribute Communion on the tongue unless (as granted by law) the communicant prefers 'in the hand.'


So that's a problem for +Listecki.  He set his aide-de-camp to furious page-turning and that aide discovered Canon 223.2

Can. 223 §1. In exercising their rights, the Christian faithful, both as individuals and gathered together in associations, must take into account the common good of the Church, the rights of others, and their own duties toward others.
§2. In view of the common good, ecclesiastical authority can direct the exercise of rights which are proper to the Christian faithful.
Well, not when another Canon Law says otherwise, of course.

He's a flim-flam man, friends, surely in need of prayer so that he may obtain the grace to ask for forgiveness.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Matthew 23,23