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I can't think of anyone, but maybe you can.

It doesn't seem to be an excommunicatable offense-- no matter how many bumper stickers claim the opposite.
I know its an automatic excommunication for procuring an abortion, and for encouraging others to do it , so in reality thousands of politicians are excommunicated. Excommunication is the Church's strongest warning that if you don't change your position on this or that issue you are on the road to Hell. I do know that John Gotti was refused a Catholic funeral mass because of his public lifestyle by the Bishop of Brooklyn. He still is buried in a Catholic cemetery the same one pro-abortion Geraldine Ferraro is buried . I wonder if she repented on her deathbed or did Ted Kennedy.
I hate abortion, but excommunication is only as good as it can be enforced. Throw down the candlesticks and post the guy's picture on the Internet... or don't bother at all.
(08-09-2011, 08:43 PM)salus Wrote: [ -> ]I know its an automatic excommunication for ... for encouraging others to do it (procure an abortion) , so in reality thousands of politicians are communicated.

Unfortunately not true. The only Canon addressing it says:
CIC, 1983 Wrote:Can. 1398 A person who procures a completed abortion incurs a latae sententiae excommunication.

Nothing about 'encouraging'. WRC is right. It's not an excommunicable offence, at least not Latæ sententiæ.
I have nothing useful to add, but I'd like to see...




(08-09-2011, 10:06 PM)ResiduumRevertetur Wrote: [ -> ]I have nothing useful to add, but I'd like to see...



One for Pelosi, one for Biden, one for Sibelius, and a plethora of others.
(08-09-2011, 10:06 PM)ResiduumRevertetur Wrote: [ -> ]I have nothing useful to add, but I'd like to see...



Oh, I agree. It's not excommunicable Latæ sententiæ, but I see absolutely no reason that the Bishops could not excommunicate the lot of them for their absolute rejection of the Magisterium on almost any and all related life issues.
Because they fear a civil war of sorts. They may indeed be choosing respect of man over God. But then, I don't know their hearts.
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/2002082...ng_020829/
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Parish+pri...a093210004

Bishop Henry says: anyone who is involved in the deliberate and successful effort to eject a non-viable fetus automatically incurs excommunication.
THis happened several years ago.
THe planned Parenthood closed down shortly after...Deo Gratias!
(08-10-2011, 08:30 AM)Cindy Wrote: [ -> ]http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/2002082...ng_020829/
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Parish+pri...a093210004

Bishop Henry says: anyone who is involved in the deliberate and successful effort to eject a non-viable fetus automatically incurs excommunication.
THis happened several years ago.
THe planned Parenthood closed down shortly after...Deo Gratias!

His Lordship the Bishop of Calgary is one of my heroes! He sure raised hackles when he forbade casino fund raising!
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