Sunday, November 23, 2003

Archbishop Raymond Burke, Diocese of La Crosse, WI

Archbishop Raymond L. Burke formally notified the Diocese of La Crosse that Catholic lawmakers in that diocese who persist in their support of abortion or euthanasia will be refused Holy Communion until they publicly renounce their "grave public sin."

"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."

Source: LifeNews.Com

NOTE: On December 1, Archbishop Burke was appointed archbishop of St.Louis, effective January 26, 2004.

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