And We'll Know That They Are Catholics By Their Anger, Part 24,965
The European Union leader Romano Prodi must be excommunicated. It seems like a joke but is in fact a request made by the association in Verona "Family and Civilty" addressed to Benedict XVI, to the secretary of the Vatican State, to other high ranking officials in the Holy See including the Sacra Rota Court. The association, founded by ex Cisl union activist Palmarino Zoccatelli, that follows integral Catholicism, is known for its traditional viewpoint. Prodi should be excommunicated "latae sententia" - i.e. automatically - for his position against the church as far as moral issues and abortion are concerned, says the Verona association. The reasons for the charge are expakined in detail: Prodi, according to the association, has breached the obligations of a catholic party, has failed to observe "with Christian obedience, that which the Holy Ministers say on moral issues and on abortion" and has not observed the obligation of communion with the Church. Zoccatelli refers to recent comments made by Prodi in public, in particular to what the ex EU President said about civil unions. Culpable comments, according to integral Catholics, that merit an immediate excommunication, "given his refusal to submit to the Pope ". A response is awaited from the Vatican, if indeed one is to be provided....It seems like a joke because the people making the request are, as usual, ridiculous. These people are even to the right of Rino Fisichella -- no liberal heresiarch, he.... As John Allen pointed out
Um, wouldn't we be better off if everyone recommitted to living their faith better as opposed to castigating and scapegoating others? Or is that too difficult a task?
The issue of Catholic politicians generated a rare moment of tension at a Vatican news conference, when an Italian reporter asked Archbishop Rino Fisichella, rector of the Lateran University and chaplain of the Italian parliament, if he would give Communion to two well-known Italian politicians: Romano Prodi, the center-left's candidate for prime minister in looming national elections, and Pier Ferdinando Casini, a member of the center-right governing coalition and speaker of the lower house of parliament. Prodi has recently signaled openness to a law regularizing "couples of fact" which is opposed by the Vatican, while Casini is divorced.Fisichella responded that he "did not see a reason" for refusing Communion to Prodi....
Then again, you're nobody til somebody judges you, so find yourself somebody to judge.