The 59-year-old bishop added that this was already a “practice” in Germany “every Sunday” and that priests in his Diocese of Limburg would not face negative consequences if a case were reported to him.
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In 2004, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, then head of the Church’s doctrinal office, told U.S. bishops in a memo that a Catholic politician “consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws” is engaged in “manifest” and “formal cooperation” in grave sin.
Some bishops have prohibited politicians advocating for “permissive abortion laws” from receiving Communion, but others have demurred, or said outright they would not deny such politicians the Eucharist.
Cardinal Raymond Burke and Father Nicola Bux outline problems associated with the provisions that were mandated last month, in order to resume public Masses in Italy.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said in a recent interview that he does not consider the distribution of Holy Communion to yet be safe— even if distributed in the hand.
If one in a state of mortal sin — no matter what the sin — has not sacramentally confessed and been absolved, he must not receive Holy Communion. There are no exceptions.
To provide greater insight into the matter, the Register reached out for comment during the recent USCCB fall assembly.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Oct. 31 that he thought the incident was a good teaching moment about the Eucharist and the seriousness of denying Church teaching.