Sunday, October 19, 2014

Justin Trudeau Could Be Denied Communion: Ottawa Auxiliary Bishop

Love Bishop Riesbeck!

Ottawa's Auxiliary Bishop Christian Riesbeck has warned that there is a possibility that Canon Law 915 could be enforced against Justin Trudeau to deny him Holy Communion if he does not back off his decision to ban pro-life candidates from running for nominations to represent the Liberal Party of Canada in the next federal election.

Canon Law states that those who are "obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.

"Out of concern for safeguarding the reverence that is due Our Lord in the Eucharist and to avoid scandal, one could possibly apply this norm even in the case of a pro-abortion Catholic politician who is extremely vocal about his position."

Very good step.

Always lots of talk about this but... never any action.

UPDATE: Catholic-Legate picked up the story and saw an FB comment  at the bottom of the article of someone who attended the same Mass as Trudeau. QUOTE:

the argument is, I think academic, on the several occasions I have been with him at Mass, he did not receive communion.

John writes:

Some smart reporter out there should ask him to confirm whether he is receiving Communion or not. And, if he isn’t, boy does the fun then begin.

Here's another possibility:

He doesn't care whether or not he receives Communion.

Maybe that would be even sadder.