Monday, October 22, 2012
No Communion for Biden in Colorado Springs
I am often critical of the lack of discipline exerted by the Roman Catholic church on it's members who advocate for abortion.
Credit must be given for the consistent leadership of Bishop (of Colorado Springs) Michael Sheridan who, in a recent interview with columnist Daniel Cole, expressed his opposition to pro-abortion Vice President Biden, a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Here's a snippet-
Cole asked Bishop Sheridan: “If Vice President Joe Biden, who is Catholic, were to swing through Colorado Springs on a campaign tour and attend your Mass, would you deny him Communion?”
Replied Sheridan, “He should know, and I would do everything I could do to make sure that he knows, he ought not to be receiving Communion.”
Sheridan has been a strong, consistent, Bishop on the matter of life. A few years back he wrote publicly in his diocese-
Any Catholic politicians who advocate for abortion, for illicit stem cell research or for any form of euthanasia ipso facto place themselves outside full communion with the Church and so jeopardize their salvation. Any Catholics who vote for candidates who stand for abortion, illicit stem cell research or euthanasia suffer the same fateful consequences. It is for this reason that these Catholics, whether candidates for office or those who would vote for them, may not receive Holy Communion until they have recanted their positions and been reconciled with God and the Church in the Sacrament of Penance.
See the New American post that details Sheridan's actions here.