Saturday, June 15, 2019

This article and review is written by Canon Lawyer Ed Peters:

Cdl. Cupich’s rationales for not taking canonical action against prominent pro-abortion Catholic politicos are as unconvincing as ever

June 14, 2019 by Dr. Ed Peters, Canon Lawyer

Screen Shot 2019-06-14 at 4.12.43 PMNo one thought that Chicago’s Blase Cdl. Cupich would follow Springfield’s Bp. Thomas Paprocki’s example in calling upon Catholic state legislators, who had supported Illinois’ express attack on the basic rights of pre-born babies, to refrain from holy Communion until they repented of their evil deed (Canon 916), further directing that his ministers withhold holy Communion from two specific legislators based on their protracted and public support of such measures (Canon 915), so no one was surprised when Cupich didn’t. But, if only ‘for the record’, some replies to Cupich’s rationales for not following Paprocki’s example are in order.

For all of his Peters’ response and five points on Cupich’s lack of action, click here.