Bishop Has Reality Check for Pro-Abortion Politicians: No Communion Until You ‘Reconcile’

Conservative Tribune | 1/3/2013 | ben marquis
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The Democrat-dominated state legislature in Illinois just passed an extreme pro-abortion measure that the governor is expected to sign into law, but one Catholic bishop is pushing back against some legislators.

The Catholic News Agency reported that Thomas Paprocki, the Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield, recently issued a decree that barred Catholic legislators who advocate on behalf of abortion rights from seeking or receiving communion, unless those legislators confess and repent beforehand.

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The bishop took aim at the state’s Senate president and speaker of the House — both openly proclaimed Catholics — for their roles in shepherding through the legislature a bill known as the Reproductive Health Act of 2019. It declared abortion to be a “fundamental right” and removed virtually all regulations against the procedure while mandating that private health insurance plans in the state provide full coverage for it.

In his decree issued on June 2, Bishop Paprocki wrote, “In accord with canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law … Illinois Senate President John Cullerton and Speaker of the House Michael J. Madigan, who facilitated the passage of the Act Concerning Abortion of 2017 (House Bill 40) as well as the Reproductive Health Act of 2019 (Senate Bill 25), are not to be admitted to Holy Communion in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, because they have obstinately persisted in promoting the abominable crime and very grave sin of abortion as evidenced by the influence they exerted in their leadership roles and their repeated votes and obdurate public support for abortion rights over an extended period of time.”

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“These persons may be readmitted to Holy Communion only after they have truly repented these grave sins and furthermore have made suitable reparation for damages and scandal, or at least have seriously promised to do so, as determined in my judgment or...
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