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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. Paul W. Primavera
    5 years ago


    I was the poster who spoke disparagingly about the "gospel of social justice". I agree with you that it is the duty of us who are the members of the Body of Christ to care for the sick, visit the imprisoned, feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the alien, etc. Every time we sacrifice that duty to "almighty" nanny government, then we abdicate our responsibility and evade our accountability for doing what Jesus commanded us to do in Matthew 25:31-46.

    It is NOT the job of secular government to do anything but serve the common defense and enact those laws necessary for public health, safety and security. If we in the Church did our God-given duty, then there would be NO need for social welfare programs and politicians crying that they will serve the common good.

    The best government is the least government. 2nd Chronicles 7:14 says, "And if my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my presence and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and revive their land."

    There is NO social justice, NO common good without repentance."Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto thee."

  2. Sr. Joanna Romany
    5 years ago

    It is such a pity that the Eucharist is being received by so many pro-abortionists without even a conscience as to what they are doing and the repercussions. I hope the Vatican will really take a stronger stand on this for the politicians as well as the priests.

  3. PerryJ
    5 years ago

    This doesn't go far enough because Bishops and Priest do as they wish. As a member of the Archbishops former diocese I witnessed my Priest support Obama etc. Priests are smart enough to not do enough to get in trouble while still steering people down the wrong path. My Priest supports Richard Rohr that support woman Priests etc. The Vatican needs to crack down on the Bishops and Priest that make up their own rules. Even in Archbishop Burke's own diocese it happened. My Priest ignored the Archbishop. Do we truly believe these comments will make a difference?

  4. Kathleen Wimmer
    5 years ago

    Archbishop Burke is God's gift to our Church. The bishops and priests that ignore this Law Of The Cahtolic Church should be removed. So many of these priests, deacons and bishops are the reason that we are losing so many Catholics. They have lost their way, thereby leading so many to make their own rules.

  5. James McDonald
    5 years ago

    Wonderful! But it still doesn't go far enough. The priest or bishop who knowingly offers the Eucharist to one of these people should also be held responsible.

  6. Joseph Kobeck
    5 years ago

    Its about time the Vatican take a stronger position against our politicians who continuoulsy violate the Church's teaching. However I only hope the Vatican will take it a step further. They need to ex communicate any Priest for refusing to refuse communion to a Pro Abortion politian.

  7. Steve Bonds
    5 years ago

    Yes, thank God for Archbishop Burke. As for the discussions, differing opinions among the bishops-I dont find anywhere in scripture that our Lord Jesus Christ instituted a democratic church where we could differ on doctrine and vote on what we want to believe.

  8. Harold Olsen
    5 years ago

    In my personal opinion, when Catholic politicians such as Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy and Rudy Giuliani, among others, refuse to obey the laws of the Catholic church then they are false Catholics and do not deserve to receive Holy Communion. What they are in effect doing is spitting on Catholic doctrines which makes me believe that they do not truly believe in the Catholic religion. Any priest who knowingly gives Holy Communion to one of these false Catholics should be suspended from his duties and receive counseling.

  9. Marion (Mael Muire)
    5 years ago

    An earlier poster alluded disparagingly to "the Gospel of social justice". Indeed, during the glorious Middle Ages, Holy Church did promote social justice throughout Christendom by enacting and enforcing laws and customs against usury, laws requiring the wealthy to provide for the needs of the poor through tithes, laws giving peasants the right to days of rest, laws requiring that religious orders give hospitality to the poor and to travellers, laws requiring that employers cooperate with the trade guilds (precursors of modern trade unions) and many more.

    Since the breakup of united Christendom during the 16th century and the subsequent rise of the all-powerful secular nation-state, the wealthy and powerful are freer than ever before to oppress the poor, for the Church no longer has the power to enact laws in this regard. She can and does, however, can continue to lift her voice on behalf of the "have nots", and it is right that she should continue to do so, as she has done for 2,000 years.

    What is not right, however, are those instances in which members of the hierarchy and religious have spoken or acted in ways inconsistent with the teachings of Holy Church, and lend their voices instead to the political agenda of the atheist secular Left, which has its origins in Bolshevism and Maoism - both sworn enemies of God and of the Church.

    So, true and holy social justice under Christ - Yes! A political agenda masquerading as and calling itself "social justice" that cooperates with the enemies of Christ - never!

  10. Luciano
    5 years ago

    The Archbishop is right on. I wish the Pope would come out with something this spcific. God bless and give continued courage to the Shepherds of His Church to tell it like it is!

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