Bil Browning

Catholic Marriage Equality Supporters Should Be Denied Communion

Filed By Bil Browning | October 01, 2012 12:44 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: Archbishop John Joseph Myers, Catholic bishops, John J. Myers, same-sex marriage

"I urge those not in communion with the Church regarding its teachings on marriage and family (or any other grave matter of faith) to sincerely reexamine their consciences... If they continue to be unable to assent to or live the Church's reaching in these matters, they must in all honesty and humility refrain from receiving Holy Communion until they can do so with integrity; to continue to receive Holy Communion while so dissenting would be objectively dishonest."

-- Catholic Archbishop John J. Myers of New Jersey writing in a pastoral letter to parishioners suggesting that supporters of marriage equality should refrain from taking communion.

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