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Supporters of same-sex marriage should not receive Communion: Detroit archbishop

April 08, 2013

Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit has said that Catholic politicians who advocate legal recognition of same-sex marriage should not receive Communion.

A Catholic who receives Communion while rejecting the teaching authority of the Church is engaged in an act of hypocrisy, the archbishop said. “This sort of behavior would result in publicly renouncing one's integrity and logically bring shame for a double-dealing that is not unlike perjury."


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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Apr. 22, 2013 7:30 PM ET USA

    This is a good start and the USCCB should be listening. However, it is short on implementation where the rubber meets the road. For his diocese, he should tell his priests to not give communion to known public figures or others who propagandize against the Church's teachings.

  • Posted by: lzyfvx.16366 - Apr. 08, 2013 6:39 PM ET USA

    I wonder why more Bishops haven't taken this hard line with politicians who support abortion.

  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Apr. 08, 2013 2:16 PM ET USA

    What a change for the city of Detroit!