.- The pro-life American Life League held a demonstration Feb. 10 in an attempt to convince leading Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry that he cannot be a Catholic in good standing and support abortion.
League members held their demonstration at a Democratic leadership campaign event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., near Washington.
Prior to the Missouri primary, Archbishop Raymond L. Burke of St. Louis said he would not give Kerry Communion because of his pro-abortion stance and banned priests from giving pro-abortion politicians the sacrament. Archbishop Sean O'Malley of Boston has urged pro-abortion Catholic politicians to voluntarily not receive Communion, but he has not banned priests from giving it. Kerry is a member of the Boston archdiocese.