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Justice Anthony Kennedy: "full communion"

Anthony McLeod Kennedy, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, authored today's majority opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.  This was his third sodomy case at the Supreme Court where he authored the pro-sodomy opinion.  He also authored a 1996 opinion overriding Colorado's constitution, where Kennedy invented a federal right for practicing homosexuals to have special discrimination claim rights. And he authored the infamous 2003 decision inventing a constitutional right to homosexual sodomy, overriding state laws.


Justice Kennedy, who has also voted to uphold a constitutional right to abortion, resides in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, along with many other pro-sodomy and pro-abortion politicians.  He has been seen at Mass often, including at parishes run by conservative priests.

The bishop, the Most Reverend Paul Stephen Loverde, has stood firm in a position of Communion-on-Demand, no matter who presents himself at the altar rail (or missing rail, as the bishop has also banned the construction of altar rails).


We shall see if Bishop Loverde is content with a three-time author of pro-sodomy decisions receiving Communion in his diocese this Sunday, or if the time is finally now to exert some nominal discipline.  Sodomy is a sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance, even in the Diocese of Arlington, right?

31 comments:

JB said...




And he has now opened the door to the inclusion of multiple partners within marriage (hello Sharia); that is next.

I don't know what kind of Catholic he is, and I'm sure his bishop will do nothing in the wake of this (he will probably do nothing differently, but it's crystal clear at this point that he's a lousy Justice who needs to retire. His opinion basically declares all defenders of heterosexual marriage as bigots, hateful people. His robes have clearly gone to his head some time ago.

Scalia, as usual, said it best:


But to defend traditional marriage is not to condemn, demean, or humiliate those who would prefer other arrangements, any more than to defend the Constitution of the United States is to con- demn, demean, or humiliate other constitutions. To hurl such accusations so casually demeans this institution. In the majority's judgment, any resistance to its holding is beyond the pale of reasoned disagreement. To question its high-handed invalidation of a presumptively valid statute is to act (the majority is sure) with the purpose to "dis- parage," "injure," "degrade," "demean," and "humiliate" our fellow human beings, our fellow citizens, who are homo- sexual. All that, simply for supporting an Act that did no more than codify an aspect of marriage that had been unquestioned in our society for most of its existence— indeed, had been unquestioned in virtually all societies for virtually all of human history. It is one thing for a society to elect change; it is another for a court of law to impose change by adjudging those who oppose it hostes humani generis, enemies of the human race.

Dan Hunter said...

What is Church Law on an Ordinary allowing a public excommunicate to continue receiving the Sacraments whilst under the penalty?

poeta said...

I am praying Psalm 108:8 for His Excellency.

Dan Hunter said...

"Sodomy is a sin that cries to Heaven for vengeance,"

I think you left off the last part of that Church Teaching:

"except if you live in the land of "Religious Liberty".

dmw said...

I, too, reside in the Diocese of Arlington. My parish (within the diocese) installed a communion rail in 2006/7. I think it is incorrect to say, "the bishop has also banned the construction of altar rails."

Bwangi Kilonzo said...

Pray for our Bishops yo!


They not only have to worry about their own souls but those put by the Holy Spirit under their care. Dude, if they fail, it almost like they have a very lonely corner within lonely hell.

I would not want to be in their shoes.

St. Don Bosco's Vision of Hell convinced me Hell is not a nice place.


I would hate for a Bishop to find themselves there. It would be especially bad if they did not think our Lord or Hell itself exists. Sometimes, this seems to be the case. I do not know about this particular Bishop, but some of the stuff these men do makes it clear they do not believe.

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Kenneth J. Wolfe said...

DMW -- which parish? Here is what Saint Mary's in Old Town Alexandria (the first Catholic parish in Virginia) ran into when it was restoring its sanctuary:

"Most new comments were very positive and a few even wanted us to go further, such as suggesting the return of an altar rail. To be honest with you we did explore the idea and asked for the bishop’s advice on that. He told us not to do so at this time, adding that the Holy Father might be moving in that
direction, but until that time to hold off on this item, which of
course we are doing."

http://www.saintmaryparish.net/Bulletin/091115.pdf

Jericho said...
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Dymphna said...

I live in the Arlington diocese and we have altar rails.

Adfero said...

Remember: we're talking about construction of NEW altar rails, not churches (the few) with existing rails, or partial rails.

Alan Aversa said...

Sodomites indeed are hostes humani generis.

Adfero said...

Michael D: feel free to try to figure out exactly who we are. It's fun!

But I can assure you that you don't know.

Common Sense said...

I hope that Kennedy and his like minded cohorts including the 'catholic' bishops get the taste of their own medicine in the old age and be euthanized like dogs in pound. Folk, I've thought I had seen and heard it all, but what the advent of antichrist heralds, it makes North Korea a picnic in comparison what's coming.

Angelo said...

The Supreme Court has made another decision which will cause destruction to this once great Nation. A decision as evil as Roe vs Wade. satan will disguise this evil and blind the people as he did with Roe vs Wade, it won't be long before Americans begin to consider homosexual marriage as normal and natural. We don't have enough Bishops and priests to speak out, they are too busy with their useless agendas. There is an approved apparition of "Our Lady of America" in which Our Lady asks to be crowned in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Cardinal Raymond Burke fully backs this and has strongly encouraged it. We are in a National spiritual emergency situation. Could this crowning of Our Lady be the answer to this self destructing Nation.

JB said...



If there are any silver linings, one would be that Americans and human beings in general overwhelmingly define marriage, and will always define marriage, as a civil or sacramental union between a man and a woman. That won't change.

Having said that, this does mark the further disintegration of the country and certainly of the Supreme Court. As Scalia noted, the slim majority opinion not only defamed the 90% of the country who consider marriage to be a man and woman, it also "affirmatively concealed" all the valid arguments in favor of upholding DOMA. This shows that the Roberts Court has its finger to the wind to a degree I never thought possible. First Obamacare, then this.

Ramadan said...

What a decision! This day will surely go down in history.

New Catholic said...

Classic Kennolicism, just like Taoiseach Enda Kenny: he's a Catholic, but he's not a Catholic judge...

Adfero said...

One may never do their "job," even as a Justice, and run afoul of Church teaching. Can't adhere to Church teaching as a Justice? Then step down. Period.

Johannes de Silentio said...

Quite correct Adfero. This is the point Justice Scalia made in a different context: "If I thought that Catholic doctrine held the death penalty to be immoral, I would resign. I could not be a part of a system that imposes it." Justice Kennedy, alas, has no such qualms in the field of same-sex marriage.

JB said...



President Kennedy actually made the same point in Houston in 1960. He said that if there were ever a conflict between his Catholic conscience and what were perceived as his public duty on a given issue, he would resign. It's an overlooked part of that speech.

Thomas More did the same thing.

Not Anthony Kennedy though. He's having far too much fun imposing his "brilliance" on the world.

Adfero said...

This silence on this matter isn't the only silence on sodomy in the Arlington Diocese. We are still waiting to hear, where is Fr. Haley?

http://whereisfrhaley.blogspot.com/

Uncle Claibourne said...

I am literally stupefied at the speed things have literally gone to hell.

I was born in 1960. I remember those troubled days, and the craziness of the 70's. I remember the 80's, when we thought the Gipper represented our steps back to some amount of sanity.

We thought we won, and Marxism lost. How wrong we were.

And here we are now.

I don't know what to say. Despite our last feeble efforts, Western Civilization as we knew it is dead. Dead and gone.

dmw said...

Ken Wolfe, The parish is St. John the Baptist in Front Royal. The rails were installed when Loverde designated the parish as one of the diocese's two Latin Mass centers. This was before Summorum Pontificum.

Alan Aversa said...

God permits rampant sodomy and its enablers in order to teach us that nations built on the sands of religious liberty and relativism, and not on the bedrock of God that recognizes the divinity of His Church, cannot perdure.

Whatever "legislation" (in quotes ∵ a law that contradicts natural or divine law isn't a law, as St. Augustine said) the U.S. government foists upon its citizens, the State still does not have jurisdiction over the sacred institution of marriage, although it benefits from it.

Pope Leo XIII writes in his encyclical letter on marriage, Arcanum:

"19. … marriage is holy by its own power, in its own nature, and of itself, it ought not to be regulated and administered by the will of civil rulers, but by the divine authority of the Church, which alone in sacred matters professes the office of teaching."

"20. … to decree and ordain concerning the sacrament is, by the will of Christ Himself, so much a part of the power and duty of the Church that it is plainly absurd to maintain that even the very smallest fraction of such power has been transferred to the civil ruler."

Was the DoMA really decreasing the number of acts of sodomy, or was it doing something detrimental: making it seem as though the State can overstep its bounds and define marriage—when marriage is something given, not customary or legislated?

tradman said...

The floor of Hell is paved with the skulls of bad bishops and priests.

Kenneth J. Wolfe said...

DMW -- ah, you got me on a technicality. To give a little context for outsiders, Bishop Loverde (and Bishop Keating before him) "banned" the traditional Latin Mass from the Diocese of Arlington until 2006 (!), when a document permitting female altar boys and two TLMs was released. Yes, both things were announced on the same day. Saint John's in Front Royal was modified to be one of the two Mass sites. All other 1962 book requests, though, were denied, including weddings.

Interestingly, the Diocese of Arlington now has 12 of its 68 parishes, plus Christendom College, with regularly scheduled TLMs, which works out to nearly one out of every five churches. This shows how mostly young, assistant pastors can take the lead in a diocese in restoring the TLM despite the views of the local bishop. There are many terrific -- and brave -- priests in that diocese.

However, new altar rails are still prohibited in the diocese except for the one indult.

For what it's worth, Bishop Loverde turns 75 in 26 months and 6 days.

dmw said...

Ken, technicalities are important sometimes! :)

My wedding was actually one of those disallowed to be in the usus antiquior. I was wed at St. John the Baptist in Front Royal after the parish was made a Latin Mass center and after Summorum Pontificum was issued but BEFORE Sept 14, 2007, when SP was to go into effect. Ridiculous!

Alan olivier said...

I feel very sorry for this world, God help us all when his chastisement arrives. The christians abandoning their faith in droves,giving themselves to fables, pleasures of the flesh and priests and bishops heading on the road to perdition.
Therefore God will deliver them to their enemies and send them into bondage.
Take heed, the muslim hordes are waiting.

Mark Duch said...

Western civilization was never alive. It was from day one built on false notions of liberty, the privateness of religion, a God who is a fundamentalist tyrant and thus safely ignored, the will of the people as law, and the idea that legitimately ordained power may be justly overthrown by violence. In short, Western civilization was built upon death--upon the rejection of everything the Church teaches. Its death saints are Luther, Locke, Hobbes and Calvin. Its Bible--the Constitution. Its Church--America. Quit fretting about the coming of the spirit of Antichrist. These are the last days. We have been instructed so by Mother Church. Stand fast. Be fruitful and multiply. Do not sin but pray. Invoke the Holy Mother of God whenever you pray. Serve your neighbors as though your very life depends on it. Because it does.

tz said...

We must respect the court. We must defer to the court. We must follow the law although we have a 50 million strong holocaust.

The problem is not so much that Kennedy is or is not denied communion, it is that we have tolerated these nine robed idiots for more than three generations.

And worse, will continue to do so.