Denying Communion on abortion is last resort, Bishop Gregory says
Published: April 26, 2004
ROME (CNS) -- Denying Communion to a politician such as Sen. John F. Kerry, who supports legalized abortion, must be the last resort in a process to convince the politician to uphold moral truths when voting, said the president of the U.S. bishops' conference. "In the nature of the church, the imposition of sanctions is always the final response, not the first response, nor the second nor maybe even the 10th," the conference president, Bishop Wilton D. Gregory of Belleville, Ill., told Catholic News Service in Rome April 23.
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