A pro-life activist recently emailed Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., regarding pro-abortion "Catholic" U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, D-Ill.LifeSite: Illinois bishop upholds priest’s decision to deny Communion to pro-abort Sen. Dick Durbin
Bishop Paprocki responded:
Dear Mr. [name redacted], Senator Durbin was informed several years ago by his pastor at Blessed Sacrament Parish here in Springfield that he was not permitted to receive Holy Communion per canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law. My predecessor upheld that decision and it remains in effect. It is my understanding that the senator is complying with that decision here in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.
Good for Bishop Paprocki!
Breitbart: Illinois Bishop Supports Priest Who Withheld Communion from Sen. Dick Durbin
Ed Peters: If we didn’t live in such morally chaotic, socially unravelling, ecclesially antinomian times, none of this would have been news.
HT Father Z