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Archbishop Cordileone rebuts Democratic congressmen on Eucharistic coherence

June 24, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: In an essay for First Things, San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone provides a point-by-point rebuttal of the arguments set forth by Democratic members of the House of Representatives against the US bishops’ plan to issue a teaching document on the Eucharist.

Responding to the lawmakers’ claim to “advance respect for life,” the archbishop remarks: “Except, that is, those human beings who are still in the womb, or even partially born.”

Concluding the essay, Archbishop Cordileone says: “Rejecting abortion is a tall order for a Catholic Democrat in the current environment, I know.” But he urges the legislators to follow the example of St. Thomas More and ask themselves: “Will I be God’s servant first?”

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  • Posted by: DanS - Jun. 25, 2021 6:18 PM ET USA

    For every Democrat Catholic I know, the answer is: “my politics precedes my religion.” In effect, their politics are their religion, and their religion is nothing more than a social club, sacraments and responsibilities entirely a function of coherence with their politics and convenience.