First Nancy Pelosi, now the entire state of Colorado. Colorado Catholic bishops ask lawmakers who voted for abortion laws to refrain from communion.
According to Fox News, Catholic bishops in Colorado published an open letter Monday requesting that Catholic state lawmakers who voted in favor of an abortion bill “voluntarily refrain from Holy Communion.”
Voting for the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), the bishops wrote, was “participating in a gravely sinful action because it facilitates the killing of innocent unborn babies.”
Pro-abortion Colorado lawmakers can spin it all they want, but the Catholic Bishops have every reason to ask them to sit communion out. They support killing babies which is a sin.
The Bishops are referring to The bill, or HB 22-1279, which was signed into law on April 4. It created a “fundamental right” to abortion, contraception, and other forms of “reproductive health-care rights,” while explicitly denying any rights to a fetus.
In their letter, the bishops said Catholic lawmakers who voted for RHEA “have very likely placed themselves outside of the communion of the Church.”
The letter was signed by the Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, Archbishop of Denver, and auxiliary bishop, the Rev. Jorge H. Rodriguez, the Rev. Stephen J. Berg, bishop of Pueblo, and the Rev. James R. Golka, bishop of Colorado Springs.
“Until public repentance takes place and sacramental absolution is received in Confession, we ask that those Catholic legislators who live or worship in Colorado and who have voted for RHEA, to voluntarily refrain from receiving Holy Communion,” the bishops wrote.