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  /   Friday January 24, 2003  

I found a more complete article than was blogged earlier about the aforementioned statement by Bishop William Weigand that California Gov. Gray Davis should not receive the Eucharist unless he renounces his pro-abortion views. I do hope Gov. Davis repents before he stands before God. How can he argue his case after this statement:

“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.”

Sadly, this is the reply:

Russ Lopez, a spokesman for Davis, said the bishop was “trying to make an example and that’s sad. But Governor Davis has said repeatedly that he is proud of the legislation he has signed giving women the right to choose. He will not back down.”

Lopez criticized the bishop for “telling the faithful how to practice their faith.”

Lopez said that Weigand’s comments could alienate members of the Catholic Church who support abortion rights. “There are a lot of Catholics who are pro-choice. Does the bishop want all Catholics to stop receiving Holy Communion?” asked Lopez. “Who’s going to be left in church?”

Please pray for Davis and Lopez. Russ Lopez doesn’t seem to understand that if you are pro-abortion, you have already separated yourself form the Church. I can assure Mr. Lopez that there will be plenty of people who are pro-life left in the Church.

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