Skip to comments.Illinois bishop upholds priestís decision to deny Communion to pro-abort Sen. Dick Durbin
Posted on 04/03/2014 1:43:27 PM PDT by topher
SPRINGFIELD, IL, April 3, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, known for his outspoken defense of the right to life and the natural family, has signaled his support for denying Communion to Catholic politicians who publicly endorse activities gravely contrary to the moral law.
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(1) Durbin the Turbin is up for re-election
(2) Many people have cried for the Catholic Church to do this.
Since the Bishop has ruled as he has ruled, the Vatican will take no action -- no matter what...
This is good news, even to a heathen like me !
Instead of taking wine for communion, I think that Durbin would be more comfortable drinking Pepsi as a substitute.
Wow. Just wow.
It is long overdue for the Church to stop speaking with forked tongue ... opposing abortion while continuing to permit all of the wildest, most notorious, anti-life political baby killers to receive the holy Eucharist in an apparently unrepentant status
can’t have it both ways, Fathers....
Now, excommunicate the heretic.
After that would be Pelosi.
You’re right. Either the teachings of the church on the issue of protecting human life in the womb have meaning, or they don’t. If they are to have a real meaning in the life of the Church, they must be observed and honored, especially by public figures who profess their faith in and adherence to the teachings of the Church. You can’t profess that faith and at the same time ignore it in public life. One has to choose which Master they will serve.
What if anything did Durbin say when denied communion?My best guess would be,”Don’t you know who I am?”
The article says it’s been in effect for several years and this bishop is just upholding his predecessor’s ruling. This needs more publicity!
Springfield Catholics: Don’t be a Dick.
Theologically, he’s doing Durbin a favor denying him communion.
Taking communion while in a state of unrepentant sin is a very poor idea.
the most notorious, visible, public violators of important Church teachings...especially those in positions they’ve used to promote violation of church teachings on a mass scale!...
these most obviously unrepentant people should indeed be denied the Eucharist. ... for the church to be true to itself and its faith in what God teaches...
maybe Pelosi will be next?
The Bishop is a great guy! I’ve played hockey with him numerous times (he plays goalie).
He’s the real deal.
Now, what we need is for this to get broadcast out on the evening news feeds everywhere!
Don’t worry. The Church will get back in bed with the Democrats just as soon as they get their exemption so that the Church gets to keep money in their coffers.
Where was this type of hard-line stance before Obamacare? Nowhere. Why? Because the Church is perfectly comfortable with their congregants supporting abortion in public office, as long as the Church gets to claim with pious fervor that their hands are clean.
This is how it’s done.
RE: Illinois bishop upholds priests decision to deny Communion to pro-abort Sen. Dick Durbin
Will the California Bishop do the same to Nancy Pelosi?
Will the NY Bishop do the same to Andrew Cuomo?
It’s about time. It would be nice if Cardinal Dolan grew a pair.
“The Church will get back in bed with the Democrats just as soon as they get their exemption so that the Church gets to keep money in their coffers.”
Maybe, but I’m not sure. At this point the American Church either fights or becomes increasingly irrelevant. Even if they are just being practical, they must either show they are different from the storefront church across the street festooned with rainbow flags, or they can close up shop (which in my area is exactly what is happening - they are liquidating the assets).
“Because the Church is perfectly comfortable with their congregants supporting abortion in public office, as long as the Church gets to claim with pious fervor that their hands are clean.”
Certainly many in the hierarchy seemed quite comfortable with this; at this point the Church realizes that when you don’t enforce some rules, it becomes nearly impossible to enforce any. Either they take a stand, or continue shrinking.
Dick Durbin is finally defined . . . pro baby killer.
I'm making a list
Checking it twice
Gonna find out
who's naughty or nice...
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Don’t forget John Kerry...would love to see him in the same boat.
RE: Dont forget John Kerry...would love to see him in the same boat.
Paging Archbishop Patrick O’Malley ...
So is this Lutheran.
Bring back the fire & brimstone!
The trouble with this is....they are rarely in their home states to begin with, so they’ll continue to go to Mass in the DC area where they WON’T be denied communion. I’m glad they’re finally doing this, even though it’s mainly a symbolic gesture.
She must go to some renegade priest’s church, or take it in private from some similar reprobate.
Gee, from the way he talks, I though Turban de Durbin was Moslem...
Why is it that, while liberal Catholics in general are leaving the Church in droves because they believe in abortion, liberal Catholic POLITICIANS who not only believe in abortion but also vote to provide government funds to CARRY OUT abortions, tenaciously continue to attend church and participate in Catholicism’s most sacred rituals like communion?
Why, except because they’re politicians and benefit among Catholic voters by being ostentatiously Catholic?
What a blessing that a few priests have finally said no to allowing politicians like Dick Durbin to use the Church to promote their selfish political ambitions.
The instant any politician votes for a law that supports abortion, every Christian sect church on Earth should forever excommunicate that politician.
Murder of innocent children is an unforgivable act.
Murder of innocent children is an unforgivable act.
Also seek a restraining order against them from all church property as they have demonstrated the propensity for murder.
Good and they ought to cut off Nanz and Biden while they are at it.
This is going to start happening more and more. A priest and a Bishop with spines!
The best thing that can happen in this case is for this to have National Exposure to News. Then priests would realize they have the right and should deny communion to these politicians...