The priest is absolutely right. But the bishops don't support it because they want to be politically correct. And they're terrified of the money drying up.
No Church discipline there.
How about Catholics who vote for a pro-choice candidate? Should they be excommunicated? I am curious because I have a close relative who is “very” Catholic, yet is voting for Obama.
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1 Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion,
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2 Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. "A
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2 From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a "criminal" practice (GS 27 § 3),
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gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent