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Illinois bishop upholds priestís decision to deny Communion to pro-abort Sen. Dick Durbin
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Thu Apr 03, 2014 14:10 EST | by Patrick B. Craine

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: abortion; catholic; catholicpoliticians; communion; dickdurbin; durbin; elections; illinois; prolife; turbindurbin
There a couple of reasons to post to Front Page:

(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...

1 posted on 04/03/2014 1:43:27 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

This is good news, even to a heathen like me !


2 posted on 04/03/2014 1:44:48 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: topher

BTTT


3 posted on 04/03/2014 1:46:07 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: topher

Instead of taking wine for communion, I think that Durbin would be more comfortable drinking Pepsi as a substitute.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/blog/confused-about-the-pepsi-fetal-cell-issue-here-are-the-facts


4 posted on 04/03/2014 1:48:52 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: xsmommy; NeoCaveman; Salvation; NYer; Texan5

Wow. Just wow.


5 posted on 04/03/2014 1:49:31 PM PDT by tioga
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To: topher

GOOD!
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....


6 posted on 04/03/2014 1:51:51 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: topher

Now, excommunicate the heretic.

After that would be Pelosi.


7 posted on 04/03/2014 1:53:12 PM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: faithhopecharity

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.


8 posted on 04/03/2014 1:56:29 PM PDT by chimera
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To: topher; Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; ...

Catholic ping!


9 posted on 04/03/2014 2:01:00 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: topher

What if anything did Durbin say when denied communion?My best guess would be,”Don’t you know who I am?”


10 posted on 04/03/2014 2:01:12 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: topher

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!


11 posted on 04/03/2014 2:01:22 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: topher

Springfield Catholics: Don’t be a Dick.


12 posted on 04/03/2014 2:03:15 PM PDT by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: topher

Finally


13 posted on 04/03/2014 2:03:57 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: NYer

Theologically, he’s doing Durbin a favor denying him communion.

Taking communion while in a state of unrepentant sin is a very poor idea.


14 posted on 04/03/2014 2:05:08 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: topher

bkmk


15 posted on 04/03/2014 2:08:42 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: topher
The reason the Bishops are taking the gloves off now is because the politicians did with Obamacare. Obama and the democrats are forcing thousands of Catholic hospitals, schools, business owners to provide abortions and contraceptives and are putting Catholic hospitals out of business financially because of Obamacare. In the past the Church was not affected directly and was only threatened with such action. Now that the politicians are attacking the Church directly does the Church finally see the light and take the gloves off as well. Finally the Church follows the way of the cross. May we gladly suffer for Christ and with joy proclaim the Gospel and let God do our fighting for us. Amen.
16 posted on 04/03/2014 2:09:39 PM PDT by Mat_Helm
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To: chimera

we agree!
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?

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/12/16/vatican-chief-justice-denying-communion-to-nancy-pelosi-makes-perfect-sense/


17 posted on 04/03/2014 2:11:46 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: topher

YES!!!
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!


18 posted on 04/03/2014 2:15:42 PM PDT by OneBob (Stay Frosty !)
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To: Mat_Helm

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.


19 posted on 04/03/2014 2:17:40 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: topher

20 posted on 04/03/2014 2:21:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: topher

This is how it’s done.


21 posted on 04/03/2014 2:25:20 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: topher

RE: Illinois bishop upholds priest’s 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?


22 posted on 04/03/2014 2:38:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: topher

It’s about time. It would be nice if Cardinal Dolan grew a pair.


23 posted on 04/03/2014 2:42:53 PM PDT by pleasenotcalifornia
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To: NVDave

“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.


24 posted on 04/03/2014 2:54:33 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: topher

Dick Durbin is finally defined . . . pro baby killer.


25 posted on 04/03/2014 2:59:03 PM PDT by Maudeen (Jesus is the Answer. . .now what is the question?)
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To: rjsimmon
♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

I'm making a list

Checking it twice

Gonna find out

who's naughty or nice...

♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

26 posted on 04/03/2014 2:59:05 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Right is right even if nobody does it. Wrong is wrong even if everybody's doing it.- G.K. Chesterton)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t forget John Kerry...would love to see him in the same boat.


27 posted on 04/03/2014 3:02:29 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: austinaero

RE: Don’t forget John Kerry...would love to see him in the same boat.

Paging Archbishop Patrick O’Malley ...


28 posted on 04/03/2014 3:04:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (uestion)
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To: All
Somewhere on the big movie screen in the sky, Deanna, born a Baptist, is singing "Hallelujah".

So is this Lutheran.

Leni

29 posted on 04/03/2014 3:08:07 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: tomkat

Bring back the fire & brimstone!


30 posted on 04/03/2014 3:11:26 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: topher

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.


31 posted on 04/03/2014 3:28:22 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: rjsimmon

She must go to some renegade priest’s church, or take it in private from some similar reprobate.


32 posted on 04/03/2014 3:44:50 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: topher

Gee, from the way he talks, I though Turban de Durbin was Moslem...


33 posted on 04/03/2014 3:57:00 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: topher

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.


34 posted on 04/03/2014 4:01:17 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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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.


35 posted on 04/03/2014 4:35:25 PM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: USCG SimTech
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.

Also seek a restraining order against them from all church property as they have demonstrated the propensity for murder.

36 posted on 04/03/2014 4:38:45 PM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: tomkat

Good and they ought to cut off Nanz and Biden while they are at it.


37 posted on 04/03/2014 6:06:39 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: topher

This is going to start happening more and more. A priest and a Bishop with spines!


38 posted on 04/03/2014 6:33:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Canon Law states that a bishop really cannot interfere with the decisions of a pastor of a parish. It would just take the right priests making the right example, and then getting publicity about it.

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...

39 posted on 04/03/2014 6:47:30 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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