Irish lawmaker removed from post as extraordinary minister after pro-abortion vote
October 14, 2013
An Irish lawmaker has been removed from his post as an extraordinary minister of Communion because of his support for legal abortion.
Derek Keating, a member of parliament from Dublin, told the Irish Independent that he was hurt by the move. Keating described himself as a committed Catholic, but lamented: “There remains in the Church a small element within that threat, bully and abuse and it is totally unacceptable.”
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Posted by: unum -
Oct. 15, 2013 8:47 AM ET USA
Derek Keating is entitled to his ridiculous opinion and he can "tell it to the judge" after he dies. But, I believe his pastor or bishop who took the action will hear "well done good and faithful servant" after his death. Would that the U.S. Church had men of such character.
Posted by: geoffreysmith1 -
Oct. 15, 2013 6:10 AM ET USA
“There remains in the Church a small element within that threat, bully and abuse and it is totally unacceptable.” - Derek Keating Such as all the Popes, for example? Never mind, Derek, you'll soon get over your 'hurt', once you've been voted out of office.
Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
Oct. 14, 2013 7:33 PM ET USA
I suppose the children who will be murdered are NOT hurt by his move?
Posted by: ILM -
Oct. 14, 2013 4:40 PM ET USA
A "committed" Catholic who supports killing unwanted babies?