Illinois bishops decry Catholic governor’s participation in pro-choice award
Catholic World News - November 02, 2011
The Catholic bishops of Illinois have decried the news that Governor Pat Quinn will participate in a Pro-Choice Leadership Award ceremony.
In a public statement, the bishops said that Quinn’s participation in the even is “irreconcilable with any honest profession of the Catholic faith.” Quinn identifies himself as a Catholic.
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Posted by: williiam ronner -
Nov. 02, 2011 9:44 PM ET USA
To the bishops: try enforcing 915 of Canon Law!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: unum -
Nov. 02, 2011 6:32 PM ET USA
Headlines I hope to see before I die ... "Illinois bishops take a stand on Catholic governor's behavior. Promise excommunication if he participates in Pro-Choice Leadership Award ceremony"
Posted by: ltoscan2645 -
Nov. 02, 2011 5:43 PM ET USA
"we continue to pray for his conversion"....Your Eminence and Your Excellencies how about "because of his position the governor is no longer considered a Catholic in good standing and may not present himself for Holy Communion until such time he has publicly recanted his pre-choice position and confessed and repented of this public act"... it is high time for action, the results of letters 'decrying" someone's position has not resulted in anything changing,we have seen this over and over again