"Catholic legislators who are members of the faithful of the Diocese of La Crosse and who continue to support procured abortion or euthanasia may not present themselves to receive holy Communion," the notification said. "They are not to be admitted to holy Communion, should they present themselves, until such time as they publicly renounce their support of these most unjust practices."
NOTE: On December 1, Archbishop Burke was appointed archbishop of St.Louis, effective January 26, 2004.
- On the Dignity of Human Life and Civic Responsibility. Pastoral Letter to Christ's Faithful of The Diocese of LaCrosse. Reprinted by