Thursday, November 20, 2008

Catholics Who Vote for Freedom of Choice Act Could Face Automatic Excommunication

From Cybercast News Service:
( - Catholic members of Congress who vote for the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) could face “automatic excommunication” if the act is determined to be “formal cooperation” in the evil of abortion.

When asked last week whether a Catholic politician voting for the FOCA – which would impose nationwide abortion on demand and government funding of abortion – would incur automatic excommunication from the Catholic Church, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said the question would need to be discussed once the actual language of the bill was known.

My Comments:
This is actually something I called for a few weeks back.

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At 11/20/2008 3:33 PM, Blogger Terry said...

This is going to come across as completely melodramatic, but it's something I firmly believe. The second the bishops begin excommunicating politicians is the second a line is drawn in the sand that is going to result in genuine persecution of the Church, and I don't mean the variety of being the unpopular guy at the party, but genuine persecution in which members might actually have to choose Christ or Caesar and live with genuine consequences.

So be it.

At 11/20/2008 6:01 PM, Blogger Jeff Miller said...

If only, but currently canon law bears no such interpretation. Though directly involved in a successful procured abortion are automatically excommunicated. The article when quoting the Catechism stopped at the line just before this is said.

Would love to see Rome change this.


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