Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law states that those “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.”
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Pelosi, on a Jan. 18 podcast with former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, had referred to the issue of abortion as “a woman’s right to choose” and said that Catholics should “love contraception” for reducing the abortion rate.
While Archbishop Gregory has every proper right to “dialogue” with an individual Catholic in his diocese, it is less clear that the Archbishop of Washington is ex officio empowered to bargain with the head of state on behalf of the Church across the country.
Cardinal Burke said it is the historic teaching of the Church that those in a condition of grave sin should not be admitted to Holy Communion
“Jesus cannot be treated like this,” says the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
These sisters bake altar bread — the Communion hosts that will be consecrated at Masses every day.
Cardinal Rainer Woelki of Cologne and six other bishops have protested against the proposal, which was approved by the German bishops’ conference in February.
Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments letter requests better oversight by bishops.