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Vatican Canon Law Adviser: NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Should Be Denied Communion
CNSNews.com ^ | February 21, 2011 | Michael W. Chapman

Posted on 02/22/2011 11:46:41 AM PST by neverdem

In receiving communion at a Mass offered by the Roman Catholic bishop of Albany, NY, that state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, who supports abortion, gay marriage, and lives with his girlfriend, committed an “objectively sacrilegious” act that “produces grave scandal,” according to Dr. Edward Peters, a top expert in Catholic Church law and a consultant to the highest court at the Vatican.

Peters specifically cited Cuomo's cohabiting with Food Network hostess Sandra Lee as "publicly acting in violation of a fundamental moral expectation of the Church," and that "as long as he persists in such conduct, he should refrain from taking Holy Communion" and "if he approaches for Holy Communion, he should be denied the august sacrament in accord with Canon 915."

Canon 915 [2], from the Church's Code of Canon Law, says that persons “who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to holy communion.”

In addition, based on the news reports of the Mass and the sermon given by Bp. Howard Hubbard, the bishop’s remarks constituted “a failure in pastoral care,” said Peters, largely for what the prelate “did not say, than for what he did say.”

“Bp. Hubbard, faced with a prominent Catholic leader of whom, it may be fairly said, there are ‘great expectations,’ did not challenge the governor to begin his reform of the state with a reform of his person,” said Peters.

CNSNews.com spoke by e-mail with Dr. Peters [3], who was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI last year as a referendarius (consultant) to the Apostolic Signatura, the Church’s highest administrative tribunal, itself subject only to the Pope and under the direction of Cardinal Raymond Burke, the archbishop emeritus of St. Louis, Mo.

Peters’ comments concerning Gov. Cuomo, a Catholic and a Democrat, were made in reference to Canon Law, the...

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; cuomo
Andrew the Impious has a certain ring to it.
1 posted on 02/22/2011 11:46:47 AM PST by neverdem
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2 posted on 02/22/2011 11:55:05 AM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

As is that rodent Father of his, he should be excomunicarted for his treatment of Austin Cardnal Vaughan.

Two sewer trout.


3 posted on 02/22/2011 11:56:41 AM PST by Rumplemeyer
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To: neverdem

Does anyone know if he received communion at the big shindig at St. Peters, when Dolan, Bloomy, and all the bigshots were there?


4 posted on 02/22/2011 12:00:22 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (Every knife in my back pushes me forward.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I don’t know.


5 posted on 02/22/2011 12:13:29 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

“Hi, I’m Sandra Lee! Let’s check out tablescape!”


6 posted on 02/22/2011 12:40:20 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: neverdem

apparently cohabitating with a woman gets you deeper in Dutch with the Catholic Church than a career pushing public policies which results in....oh, I dunno....tens of thousands of abortions?


7 posted on 02/22/2011 1:10:45 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: neverdem

Andy & Sandy wouldn’t dare show up at St Pat’s in NYC. Archbishop Dolan would refuse them communion.
Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up March 17.


8 posted on 02/22/2011 2:37:48 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Cincinna

Since he was earlier married to a Kennedy, is that marriage officially annulled, or are they divorced? I remember a time when being divorced caused the Church to deny the sacraments. But this ain’t the Catholic Church I knew, tho it is getting closer in many respects to ‘that old time religion.’ What they operated the past 40 years or so was horrible, imo.


9 posted on 02/22/2011 2:43:09 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

I’m a Protestant, not a RC, so I don’t know all the technicalities.
I am from NY and know that Andrew was married to Kerry Kennedy, daughter of RFK. they had a very messy divorce. Sandra Lee is also RC & divorced, but no children.
I think that Cuomo’s open support of Abortion is what makes him anathema to Archbishop Dolan of NY, who is closely associated with Pope Benedict XVI & shares his views.


10 posted on 02/22/2011 3:26:11 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: EDINVA

I’m a Protestant, not a RC, so I don’t know all the technicalities.
I am from NY and know that Andrew was married to Kerry Kennedy, daughter of RFK. they had a very messy divorce. Sandra Lee is also RC & divorced, but no children.
I think that Cuomo’s open support of Abortion is what makes him anathema to Archbishop Dolan of NY, who is closely associated with Pope Benedict XVI & shares his views.


11 posted on 02/22/2011 3:27:46 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: neverdem; Cacique

12 posted on 02/22/2011 6:53:10 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: the invisib1e hand; neverdem

yes, he received Communion at some big function with the gf at his side right after he was elected. he doomed himself that day.


13 posted on 02/23/2011 5:37:45 AM PST by tioga
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Andrew Cuomo, who supports abortion, gay marriage, and lives with his girlfriend,

Reading for comprehension is a good thing.

14 posted on 02/23/2011 5:40:41 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: All

The media seems to be stressing that Cuomo is living with his girlfriend, but I wish they would stress just as much that it is also Cuomo’s pro-abortion and pro-gay so-called “marriage” stands, as well, and all of these should be reasons to deny him Communion, according to the Catholic teaching.

Cuomo should continue to attend Church, but he should refrain from receiving Communion, until he realizes that abortion, gay “marriage,” and living with his girl friend are all extremely wrong.

If he doesn’t refrain on his own, he should be denied Communion. This is not political; it is the Church’s teachings.


15 posted on 02/23/2011 2:26:09 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


16 posted on 02/23/2011 8:43:26 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: ArrogantBustard

Andrew Cuomo, who supports abortion of his girlfriend and lives in gay marriage.

/fixed...


17 posted on 02/24/2011 12:37:54 AM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: tioga

You sure? Who was presiding? I mean, the archbishop was there. If Cuomo received communion there, Dolan’s looking rather feeble.


18 posted on 02/24/2011 5:39:16 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (Every knife in my back pushes me forward.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

It was within days of his winning the governorship, he had his gf and daughters with him. The Church hierarchy was there. Not sure who exactly it was now as I read it back in November of 2010.


19 posted on 02/24/2011 5:49:10 AM PST by tioga
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To: the invisib1e hand
This looks just like the pic that was out there at the time........notice the red hat?

    Peters criticized Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard for committing a “failure in pastoral care by offering Communion to Cuomo and Lee during a Jan. 2 mass Cuomo attended with Lee, his three daughters and Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy.

Looks like it was Hubbard in the pic. He is good buddies with my own Bishop Clark.

20 posted on 02/24/2011 6:04:48 AM PST by tioga
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To: Yehuda

LOL!!!


21 posted on 02/24/2011 6:39:25 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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