I am not Catholic, so I don’t understand this. Each Archbishop has the choice whether to offer communion to a pro-choice Catholic?
In Denver , an “abortion rights” Catholic cannot take communion, but in San Francisco and Chicago you can?
(called Mr. Biden’s support for abortion rights “seriously wrong,” said archdiocese spokeswoman Jeanette De Melo. “I certainly presume his good will and integrity,” said the archbishop, )
Ah, well I see here, where the Archbisop has gone wrong. He presumes goodwill and integrity in a POLITICIAN.
I believe Mr. Waldman is wrong. I don't agree with anything Obama says, and almost everyone in my extended family is Christian, Catholic, Baptist, etc, and none of the ones with whom I've spoken agree with Obama about the issues, either. Abortion is just one of the those issues, albeit, the most important one.
That being said, I'm glad the Bishops are speaking out on this, since the Democrats are doing their Election year 'religion dance', trying to bambooze the average Catholic into thinking that abortion is just one of many issues on which to decide one's vote, and their decision shouldn't be made on the basis of that one issue.
The Archbishops must follow the guidelines of the church which go along with the Commandments — Thou shalt not kill, and the belief that life begins at conception.
I have posted the official Catholic teaching from the Catechism of the Catholic Church many times. Evidently you have not seen it.
ping for your lists
Not Romanist here either, but I find it deeply sad that all these bishops ever do to these claiming-proud-to-be-Catholic politcians—WHO ARE THE LEADING POLITICAL PROPONENTS OF ABORTION IN AMERICA—is “scold.”
Telling a fake Christian he “better not take Communion!” is like telling a philanderer that he better not kiss his wife.
“I certainly presume his good will and integrity,” said the archbishop, “and I presume that his integrity will lead him to refrain from presenting himself for Communion if he supports a false ‘right’ to abortion.”
The archbishop, who was not invited to speak at any convention events in what appeared to be a deliberate snub, told the Associated Press that he would like to speak privately with Mr. Biden.
Go get ‘im, Archbishop!