Excommunication

Basis for denying Communion

By Mary Hallan FioRito [Chicago-based Cardinal Francis George Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.], Chicago Tribune, June 17, 2019 To the Editors: In 1962, Archbishop Joseph Rummel of New Orleans announced that New Orleans’ Catholic schools would officially... read more

Cardinal Dolan Gets Canon Law Wrong on Abortion

By Monica Migliorino Miller, February 5, 2019 “Ghoulish, grisly, gruesome.” These are the strong words used by Cardinal Timothy Dolan to describe the Reproductive Health Act signed on January 22 by Catholic governor of New York Andrew Cuomo that, with a broad definition of heath, permits... read more

The Scandal of Cuomo and New York’s Horrific Abortion Law

by Fr. Shenan J. Boquet, January 28, 2019 Gov. Cuomo Terms Unadulterated Evil “Light” & “Progress” I can’t imagine a more horrible irony. On Tuesday, January 22, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered that the spire of the One World Trade Center be lit pink. The reason why?... read more

Franklin Graham to Catholics: Excommunicate Cuomo

'If the church loses their moral voice, then what's the use?' Evangelist Franklin Graham is urging Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York to take a stand against abortion by excommunicating Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Others already have called on Dolan, the archbishop of New York, to... read more

Bishops Wring Their Hands at the Whirlwind of Hell

By Monica Migliorimno Miller, Crisis Magazine, January 29, 2019 Several years ago, after I taught a course on Church history, my students presented me with a gift. It was an 8-inch tall action-figure of Pope Innocent III they purchased from a novelty store in Frankenmuth, MI. A pope of the... read more

Should Governor Andrew Cuomo be Excommunicated?

By George J. Marlin, January 28, 2019 In March 1970, the New York State Legislature repealed the anti-abortion law that had been on the books since 1830.  The bill narrowly passed, due to support from several legislators from heavily Catholic districts who were subsequently defeated for their... read more