US Bishops Non-Decision in Denver on Pro-Abortion Politicians and Communion Widens Catholic Divide

WILMINGTON, July 5, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The disciplinary split in the US Catholic Church continues to widen with bishops contradicting each other over the issue of pro-abortion politicians and communion. In April, Washington’s Cardinal McCarrick appeared to contradict the instructions of Francis Cardinal Arinze who said that pro-abortion politicians should be refused communion. McCarrick responded that though he is personally opposed to pro-abortion politicians receiving communion, he would not be “comfortable” refusing them.  Since then the US bishops have met in Denver to discuss the problem and the result has been a document that threw the “difficult” question back onto […]
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John Kerry Comments on Abortion Seen as Attempt to Avoid Heresy Charges

LOS ANGELES, July 5, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Those involved in pressing a Dual Class-action Denunciation and Bill of Complaint for Reparation of Harm for Heresy filed against presidential candidate Senator John F. Kerry on 14 June 2004 have seen Senator Kerry’s recent comments on abortion as an attempt to avoid heresy charges.  The Seattle Times and Telegraph Herald are reporting today that the Senator stated the following yesterday:  “I oppose abortion, personally. I don’t like abortion. I believe life does begin at conception. I can’t take my Catholic belief, my article of faith, and legislate it on a Protestant or […]
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Presidential Candidate John Kerry charged in Catholic Court for Abortion Stand

BOSTON, July 5, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic canon lawyer has filed suit with the Archdiocese of Boston, charging John Kerry with causing a “most serious scandal to the American public,” for continuing to take Communion while being an active proponent of the grave sin of abortion.  Marc Balestrieri, a Canon lawyer and Associate Judge for the Los Angeles archdiocese tribunal, launched the suit June 14, which was released to the public on Sunday. “Heresy is a public, ecclesiastical crime,” Balestrieri told the Washington Times. “It affects entire communities. It is one of the greatest sins you can commit.” The […]
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