Skip to comments.Living in sin? NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo in trouble with Vatican official for ‘public concubinage’
Posted on 02/23/2011 3:21:56 PM PST by SeekAndFind
New Yorks budget-cutting Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have found himself in hot water with the Catholic Church.
Dr. Edward Peters, a consultant to the Vaticans highest court of canon law, told CNS News that Cuomo committed an objectively sacrilegious act that produces grave scandal when he received communion on New Years Day. Cuomo, a Democrat, is pro-choice and supports gay marriage, two positions the church vocally opposes. Of serious concern to Peters, however, is that Cuomo, who divorced Robert Kennedys daughter Kerry eight years ago, is currently living with Food Network host Sandra Lee.
Andrew Cuomo, governor of New York, and Sandra Lee, a television celebrity, live in what is known technically as public concubinage, Peters wrote on his blog after Cuomos inauguration last month. The fact that both Cuomo and Lee are divorced renders the concubinage adulterous on both sides as well.
Peters says that Cuomo should be denied Communion under a rule known as Canon 915 from the churchs Code of Canon Law. According to the code, persons who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to holy communion. He also criticized the pastor who celebrated the mass, Bishop Howard Hubbard, for not challenging the governor to begin his reform of the state with a reform of his person.
A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday showed Cuomo with a 56 percent approval rating among New Yorkers.
That sound’s like one of Bill O’Reilly’s words of the day: “Don’t engage in concubinage. Wow, what a great word! I have to remember that one!
“Cuomo, who divorced Robert Kennedys daughter Kerry eight years ago, is currently living with Food Network host Sandra Lee.”
I had no idea. Well, there goes my opinion of Sandra Lee.
I’ve never really thought of someone’s only live-in partner as a concubine....
I’ve always thought of the term in the plural (mostly applicable to Kings and Emperors).
The Church reminds me that this isn’t so.
LOL, I wonder how Sandra Lee feels about being labeled a concubine?
NY dems are an interesting mix. Some are very devout and observant and not at all happy with the democrat party as it is today.
These are the democrats from other decades and I can’t be more precise because I don’t want to give any clues.
Let’s just say the Progressive party is not to their liking.
I read Sara. I thought Sara Lee was a hoot.
“LOL, I wonder how Sandra Lee feels about being labeled a concubine?”
Ask her when she sobers up!
Supporting abortion okay, living with girlfriend not okay?
sandra lee is an idiot so that probably means she’ll make it big on the food network....I notice that her stupid shows are on more....what a crock.....
I'm guessing ole Andy's not in into her for the intellectual stimulation.
How does this square with the fact that a Roman Catholic cardinal officiated at Ted Kennedy’s requiem mass???
Everybody knows The Church's position on abortion.
sadly many of our worst pols are “Catholic”
Yeah but as a Catholic it makes me want to puke when I see them putting on the mantle of Catholicism in the public arena.
Why did the Church not mention denying communion on the grounds of his support for abortion? They used the excuse that he has a live in girlfriend.
I stopped watching FN when they just before the election. She also had on and is great friends with the Carters. I emailed them my outrage, said I would stop watching them and have followed through.
“How does this square with the fact that a Roman Catholic cardinal officiated at Ted Kennedys requiem mass???”
There is always the hope that the sinner dies reconciled to God. Ted was very ill months before his death. Hopefully, he repented. That isn’t for any of us to say.
We simply cannot judge whether he is or not. Judgment is God’s and God’s alone.
Are you willing to say now on this forum whether Kennedy repented before he died?