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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. Serge
    5 years ago

    Paul Primevara is right on the money. I know we have a shortage of priests in our country but its better to fight the cultural war with fewer brave men who can lead with integrity rather than have great numbers. Thank you Archbishop Burke and perhaps the Bishop of Washington, DC could line up in solidarity. That would send a message that the Church is on the move!

  2. Peggy
    5 years ago

    It seems to me that these politicians and those who follow their example (the numbers are larger than most of us would like to believe) have come to believe the Church should be run on the popular vote instead of the Truth of Jesus. They either canot or will not see it. Yes, they need to be prayed for - but, they need also to be stopped from setting forth this sinful example.

  3. Mike Sweeney
    5 years ago

    Three cheers! It is very difficult to accept both Church teachings, and the Church's silence on these politians. One wonders if it's the tax breaks that the bishops and priests don't want to jepordize. Or maybe it's the cocktail circuit and genteel society the bishops are so afraid of offending. Just say it like it is, from the pulpit, or hang up your Roman collar.

  4. Katherine McNamee
    5 years ago

    Finally!! Let's see if the main stream media picks this one up and exactly what "spin" they will put on Archbishop Burke's courageous statement.

  5. Linda Liptak
    5 years ago

    I do not understand why the Vatican does not take diciplinary action towards the priests and bishops who refuse to follow Church Law.

  6. Paul W. Primavera
    5 years ago

    Sadly, as long as there are liberal priests and bishops who place the false gospel of social justice ahead of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, renegade pro-abortion politicians will continue to receive Holy Eucharist. Rome has to start with the bishops and priests. Most are holy men of God. But a few misuse their position, thinking like prophet Jonah that they can run away from the duty to which God has called them. Rome has to tell these very few men, "Shape up or ship out". It has to be that simple. The Church Herself has to be purified before She can be used by God to purify the world.

  7. EHS
    5 years ago

    In the 1980ís in Malta some politicians used the Blessed Sacrament as a political tool, some even threw the Eucharist on the ground after unsuccessful political aspirations, and 2 weeks later they all died of natural causes.

    We must do our best to ensure we are worthy to receive the Blessed Sacrament, which is the most precious gift God has given mankind.

  8. +Anthony T Farr
    5 years ago

    It will be interesting, to say the least, to see how the American bishops respond to this clear articulation of Catholic teaching about those catholic politicians who persist in their support of abortion and still present themselves for Holy Communion.

  9. Harold R. Lombardi
    5 years ago

    Right on. At last, a clear statement. Let us hope that the sanction will be applied to Kerry, Biden, Pelosi and all the other Catholic Polititians who support abortion.

  10. Lisa Orosa
    5 years ago

    Praise God for Archbishop Burke! May all our bishops, priests and lay faithful find the courage to stand up for Jesus and for the millions of aborted babies!

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