Burke said there was "a clear presence of scandal" in situations involving Catholic politicians who repeatedly legislate contrary to church teaching and yet receive Holy Communion. Many bishops spoke in support of Burke's words. The document was approved overwhelmingly, 201-24 with two abstentions.
Twenty four is double what we started the religion with so I certainly have no complaints. Praise be to Jesus Christ, now and forever.
Knowing the confusion that Jesuits have spread across the planet, AB Burke made a valiant attempt to get more specific on how to minister to homosexual and lesbian Catholics:
During debate before the vote, Burke asked that a national, Vatican-approved group called Courage, which counsels gay Catholics to lead chaste lives, be added to the text as an example of an organization doing the kind of work spoken of in the guidelines.
Paulson, ever exploiting the Catholic religion, gives a perfect example of how the ambiguity manifests itself and ends in alienation:
But, alas, the largely homosexual episcopal body rejected clarifying the differences between legitimate communion with the Body of Christ and the confusion and rage of letting Gramick, Cuenin, the Boston presbyterate and Sisters of St. Joseph presenting our teachings as hateful.