Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Jersey Archbishop Urges Same-Sex Marriage Supporters To Refrain From Taking Communion

Faithful America
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?

Dear Diane,

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/2012/09/26/915071/new-jersey-archbishop-communion/


Diane Dougherty said...

It is a violation of conscience to be told how to vote. It is a violation of civil law to mix politics with religious beliefs.

Anonymous said...

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