Washington D.C., Aug 9, 2004 / 22:00 pm
A pro-life group in upstate New York has joined American Life League in encouraging bishops to refuse Communion to pro-abortion Catholic politicians. CREDO Rochester, Inc., is an associate group of the American Life League.
American Life League first launched its campaign to encourage bishops to bar pro-abortion Catholic public officials from Communion in January 2003.
"We have stated a simple truth: You can't be Catholic and pro-abortion," said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. "CREDO Rochester, Inc., is stepping forward to remind Catholics of this truth.
"It is the prayer of American Life League and CREDO Rochester, Inc., that the bishop of Rochester will join other steadfast shepherds of the Church by enforcing Canon 915, which provides that those 'who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Communion'," Brown said.