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


- 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

Your petition will be sent to
Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, Primate of Ireland
Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, Archbishop of Cashel & Emly
Archbishop Michael Neary, Archbishop of Tuam
Bishop Denis Brennan, Bishop of Ferns
Bishop John Buckley, Bishop of Cork & Ross
Bishop Philip Boyce, Apostolic Administrator of Dromore
Bishop Ray Browne, Bishop of Kerry
Bishop William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne
Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford & Lismore
Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin
Bishop Francis Duffy, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois
Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala
Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh & Kilfenora
Bishop John Kirby, Bishop of Clonfert
Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick
Bishop Alan McGuckian, Bishop of Raphoe
Bishop Dónal McKeown, Bishop of Derry
Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe
Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin
Bishop Leo O’Reilly, Bishop of Kilmore
Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath
Bishop Noël Treanor, Bishop of Down & Connor

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, 

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