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  • 52 pro-life leaders worldwide call on bishops to deny Communion to pro-abortion politicians

    05/05/2014 2:44:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 3, 2014 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    Pro-life leaders announce the declaration May 3rd. From right: Virginia Coda Nunziante, Marcia per la Vida; Colleen Bayer, Family Life International New Zealand, John-Henry Westen, LifeSiteNews.com; Joseph Meaney, Human Life International. VATICAN CITY, May 3, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At the first annual Rome Life Forum in Vatican City today, fifty-two pro-life leaders from sixteen nations called on the bishops of the Catholic Church to deny Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians in a spirit of love and mercy. The leaders signed a declaration noting that it is out of concern, and indeed love, for those same politicians that the pro-life leaders...
  • Buffalo’s New Bishop Confronts Politician’s Duplicity on Abortion

    03/04/2014 2:14:30 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 4, 2014 | Anne Hendershott
    Faithful Catholics in Buffalo were discouraged to read in their local paper late last month that their allegedly pro-life Catholic senator Tim Kennedy (D-63rd District) intends to vote in favor of New York’s Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo’s expansion of abortion in the State. Kennedy won his seat in 2010 by running as a pro-life candidate ousting then-Senator Bill Stachowski—a Democrat with a strong pro-life record.Claiming that his position on abortion has “evolved” after much thought and prayer, Kennedy joins a long list of self-described Catholic politicians like Governor Cuomo himself who claim that they are “personally opposed to abortion,”...
  • Scandalized: Cardinal Dolan & Cuomo

    05/28/2013 3:10:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 48 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | May 28, 2013 | Pat ARCHBOLD
    **I originally wrote this a week ago for another publication. This past Pentecost Sunday, I sat in my pew and listened to the reading. I heard how the Apostles, our first Bishops, after receiving the Holy Spirit preached to the multitudes gathered in Jerusalem. I heard how each person, no matter their language, could clearly understand everything said. I thought to myself, what a great miracle. Some of our Bishops speak the same language as I do, but I don't understand what they are saying at all. Last week, during a radio interview, Cardinal Dolan was asked several questions about...
  • Despite abortion views, Biden, Pelosi receive communion in Vatican Mass [Catholic Caucus]

    03/19/2013 8:44:43 PM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 70 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/19/2013 | Dave Boyer
    <p>Vice President Joseph R. Biden and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi both received communion during the Mass to celebrate the installation of Pope Francis in spite of their pro-choice position on abortion.</p> <p>The vice president’s office confirmed Tuesday night that both he and Mrs. Pelosi took communion during the Mass at St. Peter’s Square in Rome.</p>
  • Pope Names Cardinal Wuerl to Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

    04/30/2012 7:34:22 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Pope Benedict XVI today has named Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, as a member of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The congregation is the oldest of the Curia's nine congregations. The wide ranging mission of the congregation is to promote and safeguard the doctrine on faith and morals throughout the Catholic world. The congregation is now headed by Prefect Cardinal William Joseph Levada and has 23 members. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, was Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1981 until his election as the 265th successor to...
  • Deny Communion to Pelosi urge canon lawyer, popular priest-blogger

    02/08/2012 1:23:31 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Life Site News ^ | February 8, 2012 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    WASHINGTON, D.C., February 8, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After pro-abortion House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defied America’s bishops last week by proclaiming she would stand with her “fellow Catholics” in support of President Obama’s contraception mandate, one of the web’s most prominent priest-bloggers has issued an impassioned plea for her bishops to deny her Holy Communion in accord with canon law. “For the good of souls, Nancy Pelosi must be denied Holy Communion and the Catholic people should be informed that she is being denied Holy Communion,” wrote Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (aka Fr. Z) on his blog Tuesday. Fr. Zuhlsdorf is...
  • First Things' Fr. Neuhaus Criticizes Archbishop Wuerl on Pro-Abortion Politicians Fiasco

    01/28/2007 6:44:58 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 17 replies · 483+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 25 January 2007 | John-Henry Westen
      Home | Previous Page | Source URL: http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/jan/07012501.html LifeSiteNews.com Thursday January 25, 2007 First Things' Fr. Neuhaus Criticizes Archbishop Wuerl on Pro-Abortion Politicians Fiasco By John-Henry Westen WASHINGTON, DC, January 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The fallout from the decision of new Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl to remain silent in the face of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's flagrant abuse of the Catholic Church continues.  On January 22, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette picked up on the LifeSiteNews.com story about statements by Human Life International Leader Fr. Tom Euteneuer and American Life League President Judie Brown criticizing Archbishop Wuerl for...
  • Prominent Nun Ridicules Healthcare Vote Delay over "Insignificant Details"

    07/31/2009 3:38:10 AM PDT · by topher · 36 replies · 2,607+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Thursday July 30, 2009 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Thursday July 30, 2009 Prominent Nun Ridicules Healthcare Vote Delay over "Insignificant Details" By Kathleen GilbertWASHINGTON, D.C., July 30, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A prominent Catholic nun who is pushing for health care reform has dismissed concerns over Obama's health legislation - which pro-lifers say includes the "largest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade" - as "insignificant details," according to a Catholic News Service (CNS) report.The remarks were given at an interfaith prayer breakfast July 28 in Washington, D.C. where several religious speakers urged hasty passage of health care reform.  Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the national Catholic...
  • D.C.-Area Bishops To Enforce Communion Ban On Sebelius

    04/01/2009 10:12:24 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies · 760+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | April 01, 2009 | John P. Connolly
    Two Washington, D.C.-area Catholic bishops have instructed Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., President Barack Obama’s 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...
  • Commentary: Closing Ranks on Canon 915: Bishops Confirm that Sebelius should not receive Communion

    03/30/2009 8:53:21 PM PDT · by topher · 7 replies · 497+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com -- Your Life, Family and Culture Outpost ^ | Monday March 30, 2009 | Deal W. Hudson
    Monday March 30, 2009 Commentary: Closing Ranks on Canon 915: Bishops Confirm that Sebelius Should Not Receive Communion Commentary by Deal W. Hudson      Gov. Kathleen Sebelius received some good news last week when abortionist Dr. George Tiller was found not guilty of breaking state laws regulating late-term abortion. The relationship between Tiller and Sebelius would surely have played a role in her upcoming confirmation hearings had he been found guilty.   But Governor Sebelius got some bad news as well -- something not noticed much in Catholic media or the secular press. The bishops of Washington, D.C., and Arlington,...
  • Closing Ranks on Canon 915 (Governor Sebelius got some bad news last week)

    03/30/2009 9:54:28 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies · 1,405+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | March 30, 2009 | Deal W. Hudson
    Gov. Kathleen Sebelius received some good news last week when abortionist Dr. George Tiller was found not guilty of breaking state laws regulating late-term abortion. The relationship between Tiller and Sebelius would surely have played a role in her upcoming confirmation hearings had he been found guilty.   But Governor Sebelius got some bad news as well -- something not noticed much in Catholic media or the secular press. The bishops of Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Virginia, confirmed publicly they would uphold the declaration of her ordinary, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, stating that Governor Sebelius should not...
  • Is the Obama Administration pressuring the Holy See to slience Archbp. Burke?

    03/26/2009 5:25:37 PM PDT · by chase19 · 51 replies · 961+ views
    What do the prayers really say ^ | 03/26/09 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Is the Obama Administration pressuring the Holy See to slience Archbp. Burke? Context: Archbp. Burke recently made clear statements in an interview about pro-abortion Catholic politicians and Holy Communion. It is written by Austin Ruse, "President of the New York and Washington, D.C.-based Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), a research institute that focuses exclusively on international social policy." Read the whole thing there, but this is the salient part: Thursday, 26 March 2009 Hey, Obama: Hands Off Burke Print By Austin Ruse A reliable source tells me that someone representing the Obama administration is about to put pressure...
  • Sebelius in trouble with Catholic Church

    03/25/2009 10:10:37 AM PDT · by NYer · 56 replies · 1,162+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 24, 2009 | Julia Duin
    President Obama's nominee to head the agency that guides federal abortion policy is the latest Roman Catholic politician to find herself torn between her political beliefs and her faith. Already admonished against receiving Communion because of stands she has taken on abortion as governor of Kansas, Kathleen Sebelius now faces even closer scrutiny from the church since she was nominated to serve as secretary of health and human services earlier this month. What began as a local matter between Mrs. Sebelius and Archbishop Joseph Naumann, the archbishop of Kansas City, Kan., has taken on larger dimensions with the prospect that...
  • Archbishop Naumann attacks Sebelius over abortion

    03/16/2009 2:52:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies · 607+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 3/15/2009 | Joseph F. Naumann
    As a Catholic priest, my life is dedicated to attempting to bring people to Jesus Christ. In our Catholic faith, we believe that Jesus makes himself uniquely present to us through our reception of the Eucharist. Catholics, in receiving the Eucharist, profess their faith in the real presence of Jesus as well as their communion with His Church. Catholics have a personal responsibility not to receive Holy Communion if they have with knowledge and intention committed a grave evil. While I realize that most readers of The Star do not share my faith in the Eucharist, I share this brief...
  • Sebelius nomination ‘source of greatest embarrassment,’ Archbishop Burke says

    03/14/2009 9:23:18 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 594+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | San Diego, Calif., Mar 14, 2009
    Sebelius nomination ‘source of greatest embarrassment,’ Archbishop Burke says Kathleen Sebelius / Archbishop Burke San Diego, Calif., Mar 14, 2009 / 06:08 am (CNA).- Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services is "sad" and "the source of greatest embarrassment" because she has repeatedly betrayed her Catholic faith through her "well known" support for legal abortion, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke has commented.The archbishop, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, is now Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. His duties in that office include ensuring that the Church operates correctly under canon law.In a written...
  • D.C. archdiocese hedges on Communion for Sebelius

    03/13/2009 3:23:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 29 replies · 922+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 13, 2009 | Julia Duin
    The Archdiocese of Washington is trying to duck a growing debate on whether pro-choice Catholic politicians can take Communion within its boundaries. The appointment of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, one of the nation's best-known Catholic politicians, to head the Department of Health and Human Services has consumed Catholic blogs and opinionmakers because the nominee has been told by Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., to not take Communion. He would only lift the order, he wrote in a May 9 column in his archdiocesan newspaper, when the governor had "acknowledged the error of her past positions, made a worthy...
  • Bishop (Burke) preaches tough Communion rule (Turn away abortion-rights backers)

    09/28/2007 1:57:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 89+ views
    Columbia Dispatch ^ | September 28, 2007 | Daniel Burke
    St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke, a veteran of clashes between Catholic bishops and politicians, has attempted for years to enlist fellow bishops to deny Holy Communion to wayward politicians. Now, the conservative cleric is invoking the church's highest punishment -- mortal sin -- to persuade the lay and ordained Catholics who distribute Communion at Mass to safeguard the sacrament.Drawing on the works of the late Italian Jesuit scholar Felice Cappello, Burke says those ministers are "held, under pain of mortal sin, to deny the sacraments to the unworthy."That argument could place Communion ministers on the frontlines of the "wafer wars"...
  • AN APPEAL FROM FAITHFUL CATHOLICS TO AMERICA’S BISHOPS (Catholic Caucus)

    02/03/2007 1:27:31 PM PST · by Frank Sheed · 33 replies · 597+ views
    Catholic Crusade 2007 ^ | 2007 | American Life League
    AN APPEAL FROM FAITHFUL CATHOLICS TO AMERICA’S BISHOPS PLEASE PROTECT THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST FROM PRO-ABORTION ‘CATHOLIC’ POLITICIANS As a faithful Catholic, I respectfully make this appeal to the Catholic bishops of the United States: WHEREAS the Church teaches that abortion is always an intrinsic evil, and; WHEREAS the Church teaches that the sacred nature of the Eucharist is worthy of every protection, and; WHEREAS the reception of the Eucharist by those who publicly support abortion gives scandal to the Catholic faithful and offends Christ; THEREFORE, we humbly implore each of you to take the actions necessary to...
  • "Primer On Canon 915"

    02/06/2004 11:56:49 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 101+ views
    Catholic Media Coalition | February 5, 2004 | Barbara Kralis
    Unquestionably, canon 915 is the most discussed canon in the Codex Iuris Canonici, or Code of Canon Law, in recent Church history.  Many in the secular and Protestant media have reported on the January 8, 2004 canonical actions of Archbishop Raymond Burke, then bishop of the La Crosse, Wisconsin diocese.  Because of their misinformation, speculation and outright resentment, confusion reigns regarding the Archbishop's promulgation of his 'canonical notification' based on canon 915, the official communication of what the Church's discipline is.  I would like to make some important clarifications, with appropriate documentation, in hopes that people of all faiths will...
  • A Primer on Canon 915

    02/05/2004 4:51:14 PM PST · by JesusThroughMary · 5 replies · 1,431+ views
    Catholic Citizens of Illinois ^ | 2-4-04 | Barbara Kralis
    Unquestionably, canon 915 is the most discussed canon in the Codex Iuris Canonici, or Code of Canon Law, in recent Church history. Many in the media have reported on the January 8, 2004 canonical actions of Archbishop Raymond Burke, then bishop of the La Crosse, Wisconsin diocese. His actions have rocked the Catholic Church. Because of much misinformation, speculation and outright resentment, confusion reigns regarding the Archbishop's promulgation of his 'canonical notification' based on canon 915, the official communication of what the Church's discipline is.