Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Holy Communion and Kaine

A Catholic priest asked that pro-abortion Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine “do us both a favor” and not show up in his Communion line.
“I take Canon 915 seriously. It'd be embarrassing for you & for me,” tweeted Dominican Father Thomas Petri, the vice president and academic dean of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies.

Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law instructs that those “persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person — among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life. ... Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law...Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense” (CCC 2270 - 2272).
As a U.S. senator from Virginia, Kaine has crusaded for the expansion of abortion on demand while claiming to be personally pro-life and a faithful Catholic. His stance on abortion has evolved to the left over the years. In 2005, Kaine supported abstinence-based sex education and measures to reduce abortions. He also came under fire from NARAL for authorizing the sale of “Choose Life” license plates. But once he was elected to the senate in 2012, Kaine became much more vocally pro-abortion. 
“I’m a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade and women being able to make these decisions,” he has said. He has also said he is “personally opposed” to abortion.