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Vatican's Archbishop Burke, No Communion for Catholic Politicians who Support Abortion Comments

"A Catholic who publicly, and after admonition, supports pro-abortion legislation is not to receive Holy Communion and is not to be given Holy Communion." Continue Reading

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  1. Jacob Phipps
    5 years ago

    If these politicians are truly sencere as believers in the faith, How can they have the gall to present themselves for Holy Communion?

  2. paschal ssebbowa
    5 years ago

    No argument on this...You are either Catholic or not! You cannot be catholic and yet you support grave acts like abortion-murdering of innocents...And once you do this, then be kind enough not to abuse the body and blood of Christ by receiving the Eucharist. it is simply sacriledge and you will be bringing condemnation onto yourself!We have to pray for our priests and bishops..God is more important and should be feared and reverred more than any human being,let alone,politician!

  3. abad
    5 years ago

    What do you think would happen if the Church did not give communion to Catholic politicians who support abortion but as well did not give communion to those catholic politicians who supported unjust wars, supported free trade deals that cause the deaths of many/despair/hunger and misery for millions for many many years? Do you think that in putting those ideas, it would gain more alliances.

  4. William E. Malecki
    5 years ago

    If the Holy Father disagreed with Archbishop Burke's unequivocal, public position on pro-abortion politicians who claim to be Catholic, would he have appointed him to the highest judicial office in the Vatican? He would not be speaking if the Holy Father did not agree with him.

  5. Stephen M Borlang
    5 years ago

    Linda,
    If you are sick of them that is the corrupt and murderous men in govenment, then why did you vote for them?

  6. neo
    5 years ago

    When is Pope Benedict XVI going to do something about Archbishop Burke? He is twisting the catechism on abortion, by expanding it beyond the magisterium's intention. Priests that have done this all have been displined why haven't the bishops? Also Burke has refused communion and threatened full excommunication for minor administrative issues which by the cannon law are abuses. Its really sad that priests and the laity have to follow the rules but bishops don't.

  7. rita
    5 years ago

    Thank God, for bishops like Archbishop Burke who have the courage to speak clearly without guile.

    I have had a difficult time believing Catholics did not understand Church teachings--assumed they were merely dissenters. Some of these comments make me wonder. Don’t all Catholics have a Catechism? Don’t they know what the Church says about war, death penalty and abortion? A clue--abortion is the only one of the three the Church teaches is always sinful. To equate this war with the murder of 4,000 babies every day, in the US alone, is ludicrous.

    Is voting for a pro abort politician sinful? Moral theology teaches if we aware of an evil committed, we can end up guilty of sinning as well if we participate either directly, or indirectly by the sin of omission. There are nine ways of becoming an accomplice to sin. “Silence” and “Defense of the Evil Done” are two ways in which we cooperate. We are called to defend God’s laws. Murder of the innocent is always and in every case wrong.

    Evidently lack of knowledge is not a new problem, but the consequences can be dire.

    We declare that the greater part of those who are damned have brought the calamity on themselves by ignorance of the mysteries of the Faith, which
    they should have known and believed, in order to be united with the elect. -
    -Pope Benedict XIV(1740-1758)

  8. Linda Tombaugh
    5 years ago

    Some are confusing Catholics voting for candidates who favor abortion with being pro-abortion themselves. There are other grave sins that cannot be tolerated, and each of us may feel a strong pull of conscience that is not what others might expect.

    I was sickened by the lies about weapons of mass distruction and that excuse to wage war on a country that had not attacked us and had shown no danger of being a threat. I was sickened further by the torture of prisoners who had not been charged, tried or convicted.

    I voted for a man that I thought had more capability to serve our country, AND more personal honor. I don't like abortion. I also don't like corrupt and murderous men in government.

  9. John Desimone
    5 years ago

    Dear Saint Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church and of fathers, please ask your Immaculate Spouse Mary to obtain from her Divine Son the graces that all fathers need to be more like Him. Amen.

  10. Dick Joseph
    5 years ago

    What good is a rule if you don't enforce it. You're no better than the Politicians who themselves never keep their word. The church is suppose to lead not follow.


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