Kentucky Bishop Makes Plea to Pro-Abortion Politicians

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, JUNE 27, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Lexington Bishop Ronald Gainer has asked that pro-abortion Catholic politicians refrain from receiving holy Communion in his diocese.

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“A professing Catholic who has taken public stands against what the Church teaches should disqualify himself or herself from receiving the Eucharist because they cannot receive in good faith,” diocesan spokesman Tom Shaughnessy said, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The U.S. bishops’ conference recently said it was up to individual prelates to decide whether to withhold Communion from pro-abortion Catholics.

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