Archbishop Sean O’Malley made the following statement on July 29, 2003, from his Archdiocese’s Public Release Office, “a Catholic politician who holds a public, pro-choice position should not be receiving Communion….” However, he added (incredibly!): “The Church presumes that each person is receiving in good faith. It is not our policy to deny Communion. It is up to the individual.”
Canon Law is law; it’s not a suggestion. Canon Law 915 states: “those who…obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Communion.” For a Catholic to vote for pro-abortion legislation is a “manifest grave sin,” and it is something Kerry and Kennedy have been doing for years, unabashedly.
If the U.S. Catholic bishops won’t enforce Catholic Canon Law, who will?