a Komunia święta nie jest miejscem "wykluczania ludzi z Kościoła" ani "uprawiania polityki":
O'DONNELL: But you in your own background appear to have emphasized
conversation other confrontation. You haven't been particularly
confrontational with politicians who disagree with you on issues like
abortion, for instance. Do you think the Eucharist has become too
CUPICH: Well, I think that is important always to
begin with an attitude of dialogue. It's important to listen to people
and it's very hard to have dialogue because in order for someone to tell
you why they think you are wrong, you have to sit in patience to allow
that to happen. The community -- as I say, cannot be the place where
those discussions are fought, but rather we have to look at how we're
going to deal with the tough issues of the day in a constructive way and
as adults who respect each other.
O'DONNELL: So, when you say we
cannot politicize the communion rail, you would give communion to
politicians, for instance, who support abortion rights.
would not use the Eucharist or as they call it the communion rail as the
place to have those discussions or way in which people would be either
excluded from the life of the church. The Eucharist is an opportunity of
grace and conversion. It's also a time of forgiveness of sins. So my
hope would be that that grace would be instrumental in bringing people
to the truth.