May 9, 2007

Pope Warns John Kerry, Teddy...

By Philip Pullella
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Benedict on Wednesday warned Catholic politicians they risked excommunication from the Church and should not receive communion if they support abortion.


JayG said...

SAO PAULO, Brazil (MSNBC - AP)- Pope Benedict XVI began his first trip to Latin America Wednesday by laying down church law on abortion, suggesting that he agrees with bishops who said Catholic politicians in Mexico had excommunicated themselves by legalizing abortion in that nation’s capital.


SAO PAULO, Brazil - Pope Benedict XVI kicked off a historic five-day visit to Brazil on Wednesday by sending a tough anti-abortion message that sparked a hemisphere-wide debate over the Roman Catholic Church's efforts to influence politicians.

In answer to a question about Mexico City's recent legalization of abortion, Benedict indicated that he would support Mexican bishops if they were to decide to excommunicate lawmakers who voted for the law.
By Jack Chang
McClatchy Newspapers

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

God be praised! Our Holy Father is only reminding these culture of death politicians of the Church's constant teaching, a teaching expressed forcefully in the Catechism of the Catholic Church: "The Eucharist is properly the sacrament of those who are in full communion with the Church" (1395).

Long live our beloved Pontiff Benedict XVI, a gift from Christ Jesus to His Church!

Jerry said...

Aren't you glad you have a Pope?

Don't you wish everyone did?

Anonymous said...

What has taken so long?