And if they do so, they are basically excommunicating themselves!
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1 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion,
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2 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. "A
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2 From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a "criminal" practice (GS 27 § 3),
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gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent
Yet, far too many bishops and priests give the sacrament of Holy Communion and other sacraments to Catholics who openly write and speak in support of abortion and to politicians who openly **vote** pro-aborition.
What's up with these priests and bishops? Why does the Pope let them get away with this?