Obama Possible VP Pick Banned From communion By Archbishop

Yep, that would be Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, who’s high on Obama’s list of VP picks. Her pro-choice stance prompted Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, KS to write to her in August of last year, to ask that she please refrain from taking communion until she repudiates her support for abortion rights. Sebelius didn’t, and the Archbishop has apparently heard about it.

He said it prompted him to write her again, asking her to respect his request and “not require from me any additional pastoral actions.”

The Archbishop …also criticized her recent veto of a bill imposing new restrictions on abortion providers. He called upon the governor, who is Catholic, to take the “necessary steps for amendment of her life.”

Yeesh…I’d be mortified.

“The spiritually lethal message, communicated by our governor, as well as many other high-profile Catholics in public life, has been in effect: ’The church’s teaching on abortion is optional!’” Naumann wrote in a column published Friday in The Leaven, the archdiocese’s newspaper.

The Archbishop’s full column is right here.

This is significant given that Obama is desperately trying to make inroads with Catholic Democratic voters, who have been voting in larger numbers for Hillary. Sebilius *might* be a smart choice for him.

Bush managed to win the Catholic vote in 2004 against Catholic Kerry largely because of Kerry’s liberal stance on abortion. But now, four years of an unpopular war later; a war that most Catholics oppose…who knows? Concern about the war shouldn’t cancel out concern about abortion if serious Catholics do their homework, but alas, many of them don’t.

6 thoughts on “Obama Possible VP Pick Banned From communion By Archbishop

  1. Respecting life is not some simple ancillary issue to the Roman Catholic church, it is THE issue that underlgirds how we the faithful constitute our moral system. Many politicians and uninformed RC’s think that eliminationg poverty or feeding the poor take precedence, and think they can slip around on the basic life issues, abortion, euthanasia, but they fail to see that if life is not respected as a moral precept, why worry about the poor, the underprivileged, the starving, the victims of natural disasters. The RC position is a seamless garment. To say it’s okay to kill the unborn or newly unborn who are “not wanted” or mess around with nascient humans, embryos, is to remove the foundation of the basic premise that life is truly valued.
    I am happy that the Archbishop is taking a firm stance. Finally!


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