… the liberal editorial board blasted the Catholic leader for "punishing" Pelosi, instead of "right-wing politicians" who "[vote] against health care or funding for the poor."
Abortion is considered by the Catholic Church to be murder, a violation of the fifth commandment. There is no Catholic doctrine regarding the politics of heath care, though Catholic Charities has been praised for giving a greater percentage of what it collects to those in need than any other charity. The archbishop is obligated to deny communion to anyone who lobbies for something in opposition to Catholic doctrine. It is called scandal. I doubt if the Pope will give a damn what the Examiner has to say on the matter. Obviously, the religion of the editors of the Examiner is politics. Pathetic. Plenty of people do not agree with the Church about abortion. That is their right. They just can’t consider themselves Catholic.
“12 years of Catholic school, altar boy, family deeply involved in our church, and never saw anyone banned from receiving communion," Scuitto said. "This is a deep fissure in the church — and a position Pope Francis himself doesn’t support."
I suspect he didn’t do all that well in religion class. Is he still practicing the faith? Seems like he could sure in hell use some. I had four years of theology at a Jesuit college
I see that Whoopi Goldberg has weighed in on this, telling the Archbishop “this not your job, dude.’ Sorry Whoopi, that is his job.