Canon 915: On the Appearance of the Pope’s Letter to the Argentine Bishops in the ‘Acta Apostolicae Sedis’Judie Brown Commentary
The Eucharist is never to be used in any sort of political maneuver.
Since so many Catholic politicians are currently supporting the Obama administration’s pro-culture of death agenda, and more and more bishops are backing away from enforcing Canon 915, it is probably a good idea to address this subject anew.
Two weeks after 54 percent of Catholics elected the most virulently pro-abortion candidate in history, the head of the Vatican’s Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Penitentiary has joined the chorus of leading Catholic voices to decry the election of President-elect Barack Obama.
American Life League calls on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to enforce Canon 915 – the Church law that prohibits Eucharistic ministers from giving Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians.
Judie Brown, president of American Life League, issued the following statement regarding Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist, as reported in the August 4 issue of The Hill.
By Fr. Vincent Fitzpatrick
Here is the text of Canon 915: “Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”
American Life League has made a name for itself in several venues. Our cutting edge Canon 915 Project raised a few eyebrows, but at the same time taught thousands of Catholics what canon law actually is in the context of the Church.
Those who have followed the work of American Life League over the past five years, in particular, realize that we have taken up the cause of encouraging Catholic bishops to enforce Church Law, specifically Canon 915.