Posts Tagged ‘Communion denial’

Communion is for all

Thursday, August 25th, 2022
Communion is for all

An Irish bishop has said Communion at Mass should be available for all, even if others think they are unworthy. In his homily in Knock on Sunday, Bishop of Elphin, Kevin Doran, said he would seriously question the “cancelling” of an invitation to Communion. “When the Eucharist is thought of as a prize, there seems Read more

Pope: Bishops must handle Communion debate as shepherds, not with censures

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

The debate about denying Communion to politicians who support abortion must be handled in a pastoral way, not by public condemnations that seek to “excommunicate” Catholics who are not in line with church teaching, Pope Francis said. During his return flight from Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 15, the pope said that while there is no question Read more

New Mexico state senator says Catholic Church denied him communion over abortion

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

A Roman Catholic parish in Las Cruces, New Mexico, told a state senator he could not receive Holy Communion because he supports a pro-abortion bill. “I was denied communion last night by the Catholic bishop here in Las Cruces and based on my political office,” Senator Joe Cervantes, Las Cruces Democrat, wrote on Twitter. “My Read more

Who are the bishops pushing Communion denial efforts?

Monday, June 14th, 2021

When Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the disgraced former papal nuncio to the United States, released an unprecedented and soon discredited letter in 2018 alleging Pope Francis’ complicity in covering up for former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s history of abuse, San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone came to Viganò’s defence. Despite Viganò’s shocking call for Pope Francis’ resignation, Read more

US Bishops at odds over Communion to Biden

Monday, May 31st, 2021

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) plans to devote part of its national meeting next month to the sensitive issue of which Catholics are worthy of receiving Communion, and President Joe Biden will be a key subject. Dozens of bishops had written to the USCCB president, Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, requesting to postpone Read more