Feb 11, 2013

Archbishops Chaput pushes to deny communion to pro-abortion rights Catholic politicians

http://washingtonindependent.com/107935/archbishop-chaput-pushes-to-deny-communion-to-pro-abortion-rights-catholic-politicians

EXCERPT
"Denver Archbishop Chaput asked Notre Dame University Catholics this weekend to press for Church policy that would deny communion to U.S. Catholic politicians who support pro-choice or pro-gay rights positions. The speech comes in the wake of surveys that show most Catholics don’t agree with Chaput on the issues.

Archbishop Chaput
“There is unity among the bishops about abortion always being wrong, and that you can’t be a Catholic and be in favor of abortion — the bishops all agree to that,” Chaput said. “But there’s just an inability among the bishops together to speak clearly on this matter and even to say that, if you’re Catholic and you’re pro-choice, you can’t receive holy communion.”
Chaput said the bishops should adopt a clear policy that directs priests to not give communion to pro-choice Catholics and that instructs pro-choice parishioners not to present themselves for communion at mass.
Chaput said he’s been trying to persuade the U.S. bishops conference to take his view on this issue for years but that some bishops believe a hard-line stand like the one he proposes would make it difficult for Catholic politicians to win election.
“Help me convince the bishops on this subject,” he asked the crowd."


2 comments:

Anonymous said...


Another saintly man in my book. It's in Canon law. I don't know why others don't see it or see fit to excuse themselves by citing "pastoral" reasons. I think they're afraid the Liberals will leave the pews. So, they water down the salt and dim the lights under the bushel - and in so doing deceive the Liberals that they will be saved - when in fact they won't.

Anonymous said...

The "moral incoherence" of the bishops is indeed hard to excuse or even understand. But the sooner it ends the better. Some people are speculating that the bishops have made a deal with liberal politicians. The bishops will not deny them communion in return for which the pols will see that the bishops are not prosecuted for covering up child abuse. Does anyone know what the truth really is re this matter?

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