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Thursday, August 05, 2004

Catholic bishops unite on abortion & communion

August 5, 2004
Bishop Peter Jugis of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte united with church leaders in Charleston and Atlanta Wednesday to deny communion to Catholic politicians who support a woman's right to abortion.

In their statement, Bishop Robert Baker of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston, Archbishop John Donoghue of Atlanta and Jugis struck the latest chord in a debate sparked by the presidential candidacy of Sen. John Kerry -- a Catholic who supports abortion rights. ...

The three bishops are not the first to try to deny communion to politicians who support abortion rights. St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke raised the issue in January when he said he would refuse communion to Kerry. ... FR Reprint.

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