MY COUSIN THE SAINT
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Posts Tagged ‘Tim Russert’

Why she took communion

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Sally Quinn

Washington Post columnist Sally Quinn, writing at the paper’s On Faith blog, offers this compelling discussion about the politics of Holy Communion.

An excerpt: “I took Holy Communion at Tim Russert’s funeral mass. I am not a Catholic….Often, in Catholic churches, when Communion is offered, the bulletin will include instructions from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops “for our fellow Christians” who are not Catholics: “Members of those churches with whom we are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted to Holy Communion.” Sometimes priests will invite non-Catholics to come up and receive a blessing. There were no guidelines in the program at Tim’s funeral mass. If there had been, I would not have taken Communion.

The entire post is here, along with a hundreds of comments.

Tim Russert

Monday, June 16th, 2008

John Thavis, Rome bureau chief for the Catholic News Service, interviews Cardinal John Foley of Philadelphia, one of the most beloved members of the pope’s inner circle at the Vatican, about the death of newsman Tim Russert.

“It’s the loss of one of the greatest journalists in the United States, if not the greatest. He was always kind and gracious, but he always got revealing material from people,” Cardinal Foley told the Catholic News Service. The whole story is here.