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Bishop Burke on the Dignity of Human Life and Civic Responsibility

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Roman Catholic Bishop prohibits Holy Communion for pro-abortion politicians.

Pastoral Letter Accompanies Recent Decree on Pro-Abortion Politicians

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin, JAN. 10, 2004

Bishop Raymond Burke of La Crosse, who has taken a stand against Catholic politicians who support abortion and euthanasia, has issued a pastoral letter on the duty of every one of the faithful to promote the culture of life in politics.

The bishop wrote the letter at the same time that he released a decree that local Catholic politicians who support abortion or euthanasia may not receive Communion in the diocese until they publicly denounce their positions. Bishop Burke previously had written to three lawmakers privately, imploring them to vote more in line with the faith they profess.

The full text of the pastoral letter appears below.

Read the entire article on the Zenit news website.

Posted: 2/7/04



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