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Friday, January 24, 2003


America's worst governor gets a warning from his bishop: Repent.

"As your bishop, I have to say clearly that anyone – politician or otherwise – who thinks it is acceptable for a Catholic to be pro-abortion is in very great error, puts his or her soul at risk, and is not in good standing with the church," Weigand said. "Such a person should have the integrity to acknowledge this and choose of his own volition to abstain from receiving Holy Communion until he has a change of heart."
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Weigand praised Monsignor Edward Kavanagh, during the Mass. Last month Kavanagh refused to allow Davis to deliver gifts to St. Patrick's Orphanage unless he renounced his abortion-rights views.

"I'm unapologetically pro-choice and I'm not changing my position," the governor responded, according to The Bee.

Excellent work, Bishop Weigand. I still think something more punitive should be in the works, but it's an excellent and necessarily public first step.

Episcopal leadership is not entirely absent in the U.S. How long before we can expect Roger Cardinal Mahony to follow suit? Hint: breath-holding is not an option...

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