De Profundis

Pope Francis tackles debate over Communion for politicians who support abortion

Rome, Italy, Sep 15, 2021 / 09:20 am Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Catholic Church is firm in its stance on abortion because “abortion is …
John A Cassani
To say he is “tackling” the issue is overstating it, to put it mildly. I would say he’s trying to bring down a barreling Jim Brown by tapping him on the shoulder. The pro-aborts have taken an extremely firm stance. There are no more moderates in their camp. Sadly, most pro-life politicians are moderate, which doesn’t help matters. Anyway, I don’t see how anyone could argue that the soft approach …More
To say he is “tackling” the issue is overstating it, to put it mildly. I would say he’s trying to bring down a barreling Jim Brown by tapping him on the shoulder. The pro-aborts have taken an extremely firm stance. There are no more moderates in their camp. Sadly, most pro-life politicians are moderate, which doesn’t help matters. Anyway, I don’t see how anyone could argue that the soft approach has had any success. If the Church is firm on condemning abortion, and if it is “grave matter,” which imputes mortal sin to those willing committing it, then she must regard those who publicly support abortion as “manifest grave sinners.” Priests need to preach that those who privately support abortion must not present themselves for communion, until they have made a good confession. The public pro-aborts need to publicly repudiate their previous position, in addition to making a good confession. The position attributed to Francis here is incoherent.