MORE STUPIDITY FROM THE “ANTI-CATHOLIC” VIEW – UPDATED
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back. I don’t know if you guys are aware of this, but, you know, often times when our politicians are running, you know, the Church gets a little aggravated with that because there’s quite a few of them have different pasts and sometimes the Church wants them to be more perfect.
JOY BEHAR: When you say “the Church” which church are you talking about?
GOLDBERG: Well, it’s, it’s all churches seem to have all kinds of problems with all kinds of candidates. But this particular problem comes when Archbishop Raymond Burke says no communication —
BEHAR: No communion, communion.
GOLDBERG: No communion for Giuliani.
BEHAR: Holy communion on Sunday.
GOLDBERG: Yes, holy communion, you know what holy communion is. For the Catholic Church, you go in on Sunday, you’ve confessed everything on Friday or Saturday, you’re clear, they give you the host, they say you’re cool.
BEHAR: Then you get drunk and go out and have fun.
GOLDBERG: Yeah, you’re done. But because of Rudy’s stance on abortion, he says he can not give him communion and he is persisting in a very serious sin. When asked if the Archbishop would deny those pro-death penalty, pre-emptive war, he says it’s a little more complicated in that case.
BEHAR: Because they’re adults and they’ve committed some crimes, they feel that, that’s a legitimate reason to kill someone.
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: I always had an issue with priests denying communion. I remember someone in my family went through a divorce. Unless she got her marriage anulled, she wasn’t allowed to receive communion. Her ex-husband wouldn’t give her an anullment. He wouldn’t show up for the anullment. So, then she was shamed, in other words, for not being —
BEHAR: Ex-communicated, yeah.
HASSELBECK: -pretty much not able to walk down and receive what is to be the most intimate, you know, part of the week with God and taking Jesus into your body.
BEHAR: What about Giuliani? He’s been divorced three times at least.
SHERRI SHEPHERD: Has he had communion prior to this? Have they been giving him- is this an everyday thing?
GOLDBERG: I assume in other churches he wasn’t having an issue or we would have heard about it.
BEHAR: Well, they don’t exactly interview you when you’re at the rail. The priest doesn’t say how many times have you been divorced? They don’t do that.
GOLDBERG: But if the archbishop is making that much noise, I assume that this is not the kind of story that would disappear. We would have heard something because it happened with John Kerry, didn’t it?
BEHAR: Well, you know, just, just speak to the anullment problem. I remember when the Beatles were around, that you could, that you could buy an anullment. People used to buy anullments.
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Shea comments: And it came to pass that which was spoken through the mouth of the Prophet Chesterton:
The modern world will accept no dogmas upon any authority; but it will accept any dogmas on no authority. Say that a thing is so, according to the Pope or the Bible, and it will be dismissed as a superstition without examination. But preface your remark merely with “they say” or “don’t you know that?” or try (and fail) to remember the name of some professor mentioned in some newspaper; and the keen rationalism of the modern mind will accept every word you say.
My Comment: Wow! It’s no wonder the general public is so confused about the Catholic faith with this type of propoganda being spread! I agree with the person who commented on Mark’s blog that they can definitely use some Catholic sensitivity training. I’m sure happy I’m too busy to watch much TV – this is unreal!
Update: Here is Dr. William Donohue’s take on this:
“THE VIEW” PANELISTS FLASH THEIR IGNORANCE
Here is his recommendation: Contact co-producer Bill Geddie at email@example.com and ask him to buy these ex-Catholics a copy of the Catechism.