Over the weekend over 20,000 of us joined in sending a message that communion isn't a political weapon to be wielded against those who support marriage equality. Will you sign the petition and help us make it to 30,000?
The Archbishop of Newark just sent a pastoral letter, addressed to over 1 million Catholics in his archdiocese, demanding that Catholics who support marriage equality refrain from receiving Holy Communion.
This is a step too far. It's one thing for the bishops to pursue an increasingly conservative political agenda. It's quite another to wield the Blessed Sacrament as a political weapon against anyone who disagrees.
We need a huge public outcry to show Archbishop John Myers that his new position is unacceptable, or we risk other bishops joining him -- and millions of faithful Catholics being denied Holy Communion. Can you sign our emergency petition right now?Tell Archbishop Myers: Don't use communion as a political weapon.
-- Michael and the whole Faithful America team
"New Jersey Archbishop Urges Same-Sex Marriage Supporters To Refrain From Taking Communion," ThinkProgress, September 26, 2012http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/