Skip to comments.D.C.-Area Bishops To Enforce Communion Ban On Sebelius
Posted on 04/01/2009 10:12:24 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
Two Washington, D.C.-area Catholic bishops have instructed Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., President Barack Obamas pick to Be Secretary Of Health and Human Services, to refrain from receiving Holy Communion on account of her stances on human-life issues such as abortion and embryonic stem cell research.
This comes as Ms. Sebelius undergoes Senate confirmation hearings before the Committee on on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.
In May 2008, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kan. told Ms. Sebelius that she should not present herself to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. Last week, Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. and Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, Va., both said that they would enforce Archbishop Naumanns orders while Ms. Sebelius is in their respective dioceses.
Ms. Sebelius ran afoul of Catholic leaders for her strident support of abortion. She has been connected with late-term abortionist Geroge Tiller, who was found not guilty of violating Kansas late-term abortion laws at a trial earlier this week. Dr. Tiller still faces an investigation that could strip him of his medical license.
Ms. Sebelius was asked to refrain from the Eucharist in accordance with Canon 915 of the Catholic Code of Canon Law. According to that Canon, those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed or declared, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.
John P. Connolly can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now let's listen to a little song dedicated to Sebelius, Our Favorite Catholic Abortionist:
Long Time Gone
Crosby Stills Nash & Young
It's been a long time comin'
It's goin' to be a long time gone.
And it appears to be a long,
Appears to be a long,
Appears to be a long time,
Yes, a long, long, long, long time,
Before the dawn.
Turn, turn any corner.
Hear, you must hear what the people say,
You know there's something that's goin' on around here,
That surely, surely, surely won't stand the light of day.
Now if Notre Dame would only show some backbone and uninvite Obama, it would show the Church is standing up to those who so devalue innocent human life.
Sweet ... wonder what the creature will do? Defy the Bishops? Haul her sorry carcass to Baltimore, Richmond, or West Virginia? (Those Bishops should prepare for trouble ...) Stick her fingers in her ears and sing lalalalalala? Repent?
...And a BIG, BIG PROTEST IS A-COMIN' which stirs my activist imagination and makes me think Obama is gonna unite us after all :o)
Imagine 20,000 young, old, tie-dyed, purple-haired, properly-hatted and mantilla-covered, Catholic and not-Catholic-by-a-long-shot, All-Baby-Loving conservatives in the streets of South Bend singing
Please forgive me if I've pinged you more than once. I'm getting kinda excited, here....
The Bishops are showing some spine here aren’t they? Will they also deny Pelosi, Kerry, Kennedy, Daschle, Biden, etc.?
Archbishop Wuerl could start with “denying” Sen Barbara Mikluski (AbortionistRat, MD) ... one of his own, I think.
So I'm writing fan letters to these bishops.
BTW, I hereby predict that the usual “Rome Sux” crowd will completely ignore this thread.
I could be wrong, of course.
Here is the E Mail address to Pope Benedict
I never understood why these pro-abortion liberals call themselves Catholics. Must be a democrat thing to get votes. I applaud these Bishops for doing the right thing.
Left out of that enforcement is:
Most Rev. Edwin Frederick O’Brien, 15th Archbishop of Baltimore
320 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Here’s one Lutheran saying “hear, hear”. If only more RC bishops would take this stand, they could do a lot to help clean up the cesspool in Congress. Funny thing is, priests should always be looking out for their flocks and refusing them communion, if they aren’t penitent. It’s not so much as a punishment, but rather to protect their souls, per St. Paul. Communion is not to be taken lightly!
It is discipline, both in the sense of punishment and the sense of teaching ... for, as you note, St. Paul teaches that Holy Communion is to be taken very seriously indeed. They have strayed disastrously from the truth, and need to be shown the error of their ways. This is not only for their own good, but for the good of others who may be scandalised by their behaviour.
Amen. It HAS been a long time coming. Pelosi, Kennedy and others should be included.
No, I’m here, LOL. M
Some of us have lists. >:o/
Good! Blessings, mary
There are some good things going on to counter the bad things.