Pro-Abortion State Senator Denied Communion in New Mexico – CatholicVote org

CV NEWS FEED // Joe Cervantes, a Democratic state senator from New Mexico, said his bishop and pastor are denying him Communion. Bishop Peter Baldacchino of the Diocese of Las Cruces refused to give Communion to the pro-abortion senator, Cervantes reported Saturday. Cervantes’ pastor will also deny him Communion, the senator said. “I was denied communion last night by the Catholic bishop here in Las Cruces and based on my political office,” wrote Cervantes on Twitter. “My new parish priest has indicated he will do the same after the last was run off.” Cervantes concluded by appealing to Pope Francis, under whose direction the senator apparently expects the Church to become accepting of abortion: “Please pray for church authorities as Catholicism transitions under Pope Francis,” Cervantes wrote. The news comes shortly after the U.S. Bishops voted 168-55 at their annual assembly meeting in favor of drafting a teaching document on how Catholics should properly prepare before presenting themselves for Communion. At the time, the Bishops’ decision received a firestorm of backlash from Democrats who identify as Catholic, including 60 pro-abortion self-professed Catholic members of Congress who wrote a public letter warning the bishops that denying Communion to pro-abortion politicians would “grieve the Holy Spirit.” Cervantes’ complaint received its own backlash on social media, especially from Catholics who pointed out the senator’s public rejection of Catholic teaching on the grave evil of abortion. 

Pro-Abortion State Senator Denied Communion in New Mexico – CatholicVote org

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