Petition to Stop Catholic Pro-Abortion Politicians from Receiving Holy Communion

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- Many politicians call themselves Catholic and presents for Holy Communion

 

- Politicians who campaigned for the removal of the 8 th Amendment fall under Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law - Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been Imposed or DECLARED, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin , are not admitted to Holy Communion.


- In order to avoid scandal among the faithful, we ask that these pro-abortion Catholic politicians be banned from receiving Holy Communion

Dear & Most Reverend Bishop,

 

The result of the recent referendum on abortion is a great blow to Ireland. It is a cause of the utmost sorrow that a people schooled for centuries in the Gospel of Christ would reject the command “Thou shalt not kill”, by voting to permit large scale legal abortion. The political architects of this terrible situation are not from beyond our shores; rather they are, in most cases, politicians who are sons and daughters of Ireland. A not insignificant number of them profess to be Catholics and present themselves for Holy Communion.

 

Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law states: Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed or declared, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to Holy Communion. We contend that politicians who actively supported and campaigned for the removal of the 8th Amendment fall under this category and that their reception of Holy Communion is a cause of scandal to the faithful. This scandal will be particularly widespread should Government Ministers and other pro-abortion politicians seek to participate in Holy Communion at the Papal Mass.

 

We ask you to implement without delay the necessary canonical sanction in relation to those elected representatives in your Diocese who have actively promoted abortion. Without their assistance the abortion referendum could neither have taken place nor succeeded. We believe that only by following the process inherent in Canon 915 can scandal be avoided, the salvation of souls promoted, and above all, objective profanation of the Most Holy Sacrament prevented.

 

Conscious that this stance requires courage on the part of our Bishops we point to the shining examples who have graced the Irish Episcopate over its long course, including Saint Laurence O’Toole, Saint Oliver Plunkett and many others. May the faith of such holy prelates inspire the shepherds of the Irish flock in the needs of the present hour. Thank you personally for your kind consideration of the above requests and we look forward to an appropriate outcome.

 

Respectfully yours in Christ,