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Report: Kennedy Barred From Communion for Stance on Abortion – FOXNews.com

November 22, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

About damn time.

The liberals who like to allow some republican pretend they are Catholic are going to start screaming that this is the Church getting involved in politics.  The truth is that GIVING them communion is getting involved in politics.

Catholics believe in the sanctity of an unborn child and abortion is paramount to murder.  Communion cannot be offered to those who support abortion, unless, it seems, you are a politician.  Especially if you are a Kennedy.  These liberals have been pretending to be Catholic for a long, long time.

Finally, the Church is starting to stand up for what they believe.  Its good to see.

Of course, it took the ultra-liberal actions of the Obama administration and its ilk to cause this.  I think the conservative and religious push back that Obama is setting up is going to be absolutely amazing.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin has banned Rep. Patrick Kennedy from receiving Communion, the central sacrament of the church, in Rhode Island because of the congressman’s support for abortion rights, Kennedy said in a newspaper interview published Sunday.

The decision by the outspoken prelate, reported on The Providence Journal’s Web site, significantly escalates a bitter dispute between Tobin, an ultra orthodox bishop, and Kennedy, a son of the nation’s most famous Roman Catholic family.

"The bishop instructed me not to take Communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me Communion," Kennedy told the paper in an interview conducted Friday.

Kennedy said the bishop had explained the penalty by telling him "that I am not a good practicing Catholic because of the positions that I’ve taken as a public official," particularly on abortion.

Report: Kennedy Barred From Communion for Stance on Abortion – FOXNews.com

  1. November 22, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    In the escalating fight between Thomas Tobin and Patrick Kennedy, it strikes me that a conflict of interest is involved in one of the parties being the umpire or mediator. It also strikes me that both parties are in a position to abuse their position to further the fight…under the rubric of a higher purpose. I recommend the following post: http://deligentia.wordpress.com/2009/11/22/so-the-last-will-be-first-and-the-first-will-be-last/

  2. ayfs
    November 22, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    This comment is a perfect example of the liberal mindset and the willful misrepresenting of the issues.

    There is no “mediator” needed here. The Vatican has made their stance on abortion and the Holy Communion. There is no mediation on that point. The decision is made and set in stone unless the Pope says otherwise. The only conflict of interest here is Kennedy trying to pretend to be Catholic because many of his voters are Catholic.

    The Catholic Church has papal obligation to enforce the rules of Communion. The Church is not the one who can bend on this. They did not break their rules.

    So, there are two simple solutions for Kennedy:

    1. Stop supporting abortion and follow the teachings of the religion he professes to be.
    2. Leave the church.

    There is no mediation on what the Church considers murder or assisting murder, nor should there be on the punishments for breaking it.

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