Skip to comments.Archbishop: Politicians Who Say They’re Pro-Abortion and a Good Catholic Must be Admonished
Posted on 12/07/2017 5:12:51 PM PST by marshmallow
KANSAS CITY, Kansas, December 7, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) Politicians who flaunt being Catholic while asserting that they are also pro-abortion are guilty of misleading other Catholics and must be admonished, said U.S. Archbishop Joseph Naumann in a recent interview.
Naumann, who was elected last month by his brother bishops over Cardinal Blase Cupich to be the next head of the U.S. bishops' pro-life efforts, said that openly pro-abortion Catholic politicians are particularly problematic for the bishops to deal with.
We have an obligation to dialogue with that individual as much as possible. We want to presume his or her good will and that he or she is misinformed, and to get him or her to think more carefully and honestly about the issue, he said in the interview with Catholic World Report.
Where it is particularly problematic is when we have Catholic politicians who flaunt their Catholicity, but take positions that our inconsistent with our Catholic teaching. This was the case with Kathleen Sebelius, who was our Kansas governor previously. She would talk about how Catholic she was, but act totally contrary to Church teaching. It creates a problem for us as bishops when Catholic politicians do that. They teach our people that it is okay to be Catholic and support legalized abortion, he added.
Naumann called US Senator and former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine another example of a politician who flaunted his Catholic background but spewed a lot of pro-choice rhetoric.
When they do this theyre taking on a teaching role and misleading our people, he said.
Naumann called it less problematic for a Catholic politician who is pro-abortion but who does not say his position is in accordance with his Catholic faith.
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No half measures: excommunicate their butts!
Start with Pelosi and we’ll think you are serious, otherwise it’s just more hot air.
Canon 915* REQUIRES denying Communion to ALL publicly pro-abortion people—whether they are politicians or not.
Disobeying canon 915 is ALWAYS grave matter. I.e., it’s a mortal sin. In part, because it is a source of grave scandal.
Several times in the past 13 years, the American bishops have voted to approve “Catholics in Political Life.” In that document, they say that a bishop may “legitimately” give Communion to pro-abortion politicians.
That’s right! The bishops have repeatedly voted to give themselve permission to commit mortal sin.
THE BISHOPS HAVE VOTED THEMSELVES PERMISSION TO COMMIT MORTAL SIN.
*Can. 915 Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.
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