Should they or shouldn’t they?

Should they or shouldn’t they?

Cardinal McCarrick’s interim report to the US bishops’ conference on what to do about anti-life Catholic politicians is a model of double-speak and avoiding the issues.

For one thing, he summarizes Cardinal Ratzinger’s letter that was in the news. He says that Ratzinger told him that consistently voting for or campaigning for abortion and euthanasia meet canon 915’s criteria for manifest grave sin and obstinate persistence. He also said that the politician should be warned and instructed, and if he does not amend his ways, told not to present himself for Communion, just as they do for a person in an invalid marriage.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli