PM Trudeau, in his Rainbow socks, received communion (eucharist) today at the 375 anniversary mass. This was broadcast live on CTV and cbc Montreal . At 1:20:52 sharp
This is PROLIFE Week in the Catholic Church in Canada. And Justin has the gall to receive communion after he has been not to??
Why did the Bishops allow this? Why did they give him a place of honour to speak at a Mass? After all he done to promote abortion and euthanasia? and take away conscience rights of doctors.
Journalists need to ask Justin why he disrespects the rules. Or will they give him a pass, unlike what they did for Harper?
Ottawa’s Auxiliary Bishop Christian Riesbeck has warned that there is a possibility that Canon Law 915 could be enforced against Justin Trudeau to deny him Holy Communion if he does not back off his decision to ban pro-life candidates from running for nominations to represent the Liberal Party of Canada in the next federal election.
Canon Law states that those who are “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.
Bishop Riesbeck: “Out of concern for safeguarding the reverence that is due Our Lord in the Eucharist and to avoid scandal, one could possibly apply this norm even in the case of a pro-abortion Catholic politician who is extremely vocal about his position”
Archbishop Prendergast (Justin’s Bishop!) in 2008:
I interviewed Archbishop Prendergast on the issue recently and he revealed what seems to be a hidden truth in the abortion and communion debate. He explained that denial of Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians is an act of love for the Catholic politician him or herself – an act meant to call the politician back to the truth. Prendergast said: “The Church’s concern is for anyone who persists in grave sin, hoping that medicinal measures may draw them away from the wrong path to the truth of our faith.” He said that “medicinal” remedies such as “denial of communion” are employed to “draw them back to the way of Christ, Our Lord, the Way, the Truth and the Life.”
Archbishop will refuse communion to pro-choice politicians. IN OTTAWA. National Post – (Latest Edition) – 2008-03-08 – Canada – BY JENNIFER GREEN
See all the Bishops and Cardinals there?