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Bishops urged to be tough on pols who would pay for abortion
Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 12/5/2009 | Bill Zlatos

Posted on 12/05/2009 3:39:35 AM PST by markomalley

Abortion opponents are urging local Catholic bishops to use the power of Communion to influence the national health care debate by withholding the sacrament from politicians who favor federal dollars for abortion.

Randall Terry led five protesters Friday in front of Sen. Robert Casey's office, Downtown, and St. Paul's Cathedral in Oakland. He is founder of Insurrecta Nex, Latin for "revolt against killing," a Washington group opposed to abortion. Casey is a Catholic.

"Part of what we're doing on this tour is calling on the bishops to obey the teachings of the church and to enforce them," Terry said. "This bishop needs to tell Casey ahead of time if you vote for this bill — and there's killing in the bill — you will be denied Communion."

Bishops David A. Zubik of the Pittsburgh Diocese and Lawrence Brandt of the Greensburg Diocese said in separate statements they will not urge their priests to deny Communion to politicians who support abortion.

In a statement released yesterday, Zubik said he opposes any legislation that would force American taxpayers to pay for abortions.

"Questions regarding the reception of Communion by anyone in the Catholic Church is a matter of faith that does not belong in the public square," he wrote.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortions; bobcasey; casey; catholic; christianright; cino; pa; prolife; righttolife

1 posted on 12/05/2009 3:39:35 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley
That's one of the reasons so many Bishops are speaking out AGAINST the healthcare!

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2 posted on 12/05/2009 9:29:14 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: All; markomalley; Salvation

Bob Casey received a 65% rating from NARAL. If he were truly prolife, he would have received a zero rating fromf NARAL. He votes prolife just enough to fool prolife voters in PA.

Anyone from PA write letters to the editor in both secular and religious newspapers and expose the phony Bob Casey so prolifers vote against him on his Election Day.

3 posted on 12/05/2009 8:42:56 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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