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Bishop Thomas Daly of the Diocese of Spokane has issued a letter to his flock in which he calls politicians who support abortion “scandalous” and advises them not to receive Communion in his diocese.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The bishops of Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia have publicly confirmed that they will uphold the declaration of Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City that Governor Kathleen Sebelius should not present herself for communion should she be appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services and move to Washington, DC.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer In spite of a storm of national protest, University of Notre Dame President Fr. John Jenkins says he has no intention of rescinding his invitation to President Barack Obama to speak at this year’s commencement, claiming that the invitation is not an endorsement of the president’s anti-life positions.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A nationwide petition campaign is underway that will ask U.S. Bishops to withhold communion from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other prominent Catholics in public office who persistently dissent from Church teaching on serious moral issues.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The bishop of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania is threatening to close the diocesan cathedral during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this year if elected officials who support abortion are featured at the events.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, issued an open letter to all "pro-choice" candidates running for office in the U.S., challenging them to examine their support for abortion.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer A leading anti-Catholic organization, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (AU), is threatening the U.S. Catholic Church with the loss of their tax-exempt status if they continue to warn their flocks against voting for pro-abortion politicians.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told a reporter last week that U.S. bishops will discuss whether voting for pro-abortion legislation entails automatic excommunication at their November meeting.
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