On Monday, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, the Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, announced his stance on pro-abortion politicians and their place in the Catholic Church.

LifeSite News reports:

[The question of whether pro-abortion Catholics should recieve Communion] applied particularly to those who engaged in promotion of “abortion on demand,” as well as laws violating the “dignity of human life…the integrity of human sexuality, marriage and the family, and…the free practice of religion.”

This “touches on the very foundations of the Church’s teaching regarding faith and morals,” wrote the cardinal, who re-presented the Church’s teaching in his statement, so as to help those who are “rightly confused and indeed frequently scandalized by the all too common public betrayal of the Church’s teaching on faith and morals by those who profess to be Catholic.”

Quoting directly from canon law, Cardinal Burke wrote: “Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.”

He also added that since pro-abortion politicians act outside of God’s law and that of the Catholic Church, inspired by God, pro-abortion politicians are automatically excommunicated.

“Those who publicly and obstinately violate the moral law are, at least, in a state of apostasy, that is, they have effectively abandoned the faith by the obstinate refusal, in practice, to live in accord with fundamental truths of faith and morals (cf. can. 751),” wrote Burke, formerly the prefect of the Church’s highest court. 

“An apostate from the faith incurs automatically the penalty of excommunication (cf. can. 1364).” Burke noted that the person’s bishop was also required to “verify the conditions” for the excommunication, although it had been “automatically incurred.”

If a politician continues in his rejection or doubt of the truth concerning the “intrinsic evil of abortion, as it ‘is to be believed by divine and Catholic faith’ (can. 751),” then the individual may also be in “heresy,” revealed the cardinal. 

Such a state also “automatically” leads to excommunication, although once again, the individual’s bishop must verify the conditions” for the automatically incurred excommunication.

“The failure to follow the discipline results in the desecration of the most sacred reality in the Church – the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ – , constitutes the most grave sin of sacrilege, and causes most serious scandal by the failure to witness to the truth of Holy Communion and the moral truth, for example, the inviolable dignity of human life, the integrity of marriage and the family, and the freedom to worship God ‘in spirit and truth’.”

Do you agree with Cardinal Burke that pro-abortion politicians are “automatically” excommunicated from the Catholic Church?

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Wyatt
1 year ago

AMEN !

Wilber
Wilber
1 year ago

agree with him 100% Biden is a joke of a president ,nothing more than a puppet .He says one thing and does another. .can’t have it both ways Biden…

Susan Dudak
Susan Dudak
1 year ago

I’m so so happy the Catholic church is taking a stand on the abortion issue. And taking actions to excommunicate those who openly condone it. Wish the protestant churches would do the same. It is totally against God’s word. God says he hates the shedding of innocent blood and what is more innocent than a baby in the womb.

Jim Darnall
Jim Darnall
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan Dudak

You know Protestant churches or any Christian church shouldn’t allow membership if refusal to repent from intentional sins.. Repentance of sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as one’s Savior followed by Babtism would be a great step forward.

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan Dudak

Think how much money the church will loose when all them people leave the church. On Tithing coming in.

Mary Bach
Mary Bach
1 year ago

Amen!

Tim Kuehl
Tim Kuehl
1 year ago

Little p will override him and possibly somehow punish him as well.

Edward Jackson
Edward Jackson
1 year ago

Yes the Bishop is 100% correct excommunicate all supporters of abortion

Ron L Matthews
Ron L Matthews
1 year ago
Reply to  Edward Jackson

Cardinal, a higher rank in the Catholic Church, just below the Pope.

F F Tramutola Jr.
F F Tramutola Jr.
1 year ago

ALL DEMOCRATS, ANY “faux christians”, all who support, condone or ignore planned baby murder and parts sales, ARE NOT GOD FEARING, HUMANS. THEY ARE SUBHUMAN, DEFECTIVE, DISGUSTING, EVIL, VILE wastes of life. WE NEED LAWS THAT PROTECT THE INNOCENT. ANY WHO’D kill innocent helpless child for convenience or profit MUST BE SMITTEN BY THE HAND OF GOD. THESE ARE NOT CHILDREN OF GOD, BUT OFFSPRING OF SATAN. SAVE THE CHILDREN, KILL THE. MURDERING SCUM. EXCOMMUNICATE FROM CHURCH AND CIVILIZATION!

stephen weiss
1 year ago

Biden and Pelosi……both hypocritical pretend Catholics, and a disgrace to their Religion.

Maria Ann VALENTE
Maria Ann VALENTE
1 year ago
Reply to  stephen weiss

They should both be excommunicated immediately!

F F Tramutola Jr.
F F Tramutola Jr.
1 year ago

Pope Francis is on the side of left. HE DOES NOT WANT US TO WORSHIP JESUS. HE SUPPORTS OPPRESSION GLOBALLY. HE IS IN COMMIES POCKET. POPE FRANCIS SHOULD BE EXCOMMUNICATED.

Maria Ann VALENTE
Maria Ann VALENTE
1 year ago

Yes, him also!

Doreen
Doreen
1 year ago

I agree but they don’t seem to understand. I feel there needs to be a public type announcement so they themselves understand this. The fact that Biden and Pelosi portray themselves as Catholic shows this. Pelosi even stated that the sisters she had teaching her in the past are the reason she is the way she is. Someone higher up in the church needs to go to them and explain it to them. Personally, face to face, not just state “they know church teaching”. Maybe Cardinal Burke should visit them? Then if they continue publicly excommunicate them. Make a big deal out of it. Remember St.Thomas Beckett.

George
George
1 year ago
Reply to  Doreen

Pelosi thinks she is greater than God. As great a liar as she is, she needs to realize that God knows who and what she is.

Terry
Terry
1 year ago

I agree!

Ron L Matthews
Ron L Matthews
1 year ago

Both Biden and Pelosi are then by this Cardinals both excommunicated and declared Apostate and Sacrilegious, so they both can no longer claim to be good Catholics in any way shape or form. Lots of time in Purgatory followed by an eternity in Hell. Way to go you scum.

Dr Percell
Dr Percell
1 year ago

Right move.

Jim Delaney
Jim Delaney
1 year ago

Unless the apostates self-identify during services, or sport a scarlet E on forehead or a patch of some sort, they can continue to receive communion, no? In any event, best that the excommunication comes from the Pope, not a likely event at all. In any case, does the Cardinal’s action affect everyone in the world, the country or only the residents in the area he controls???

Putts42
Putts42
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim Delaney

Jim. I gather you are for murder of children?

Edouard J Pouliot
Edouard J Pouliot
1 year ago

Forget that abortion violates church teachings and it’s a sin. Look at the damage that it is doing to our society! Promoting irresponsibility, lack of self esteem, disrespect for the persondhood and the opposite sex, lack of respect for the sanctity of personal intimacy and turning it into just another “let’s have fun and if a mistake is made we’ll murder this precious life”. All for the purpose of getting votes!!!!!!!

John Doe
John Doe
1 year ago

AMEN !

Pat
Pat
1 year ago

Agree 100 % also. I’m so so happy Cardinal Burke is taking a stand on the abortion issue. And taking actions to excommunicate those who openly condone it. All politicians and all church members should be included. If you vote to put these evil Democrat’s into positions of power you will have to explain that to our Lord on judgement day. Good luck with that

Jane C Dewberry
Jane C Dewberry
1 year ago

So, what does this actually mean? Have Mr. Biden*, pretender to the presidency, and Speaker Pelosi really been excommunicated due to their stance on abortion or are the Cardinal’s words just as empty as are so many of the other admonishments against the progressive socialist agenda of the left? Is this just a verbal slap on the wrist or is the Catholic Church finally going to stand up and make public their policy of excommunicating those who profess to be part of the Church, but actually only use it as a cover for political expediency? My suggestion to the Church would be–put up or shut up.

Marina
Marina
1 year ago

He should be the Pope no whoever is in today, the commie Argentinian pope.

Angela
Angela
1 year ago

Amen! It is about time. Let’s see if this actually occurs.

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
1 year ago

That is wonderful news! I assume that includes the beast of the land Jorge Mario Bergoglio?

L smith
L smith
1 year ago

Good for him. I want to hear Pope echo this to
The world. It is his responsibility to stand up just as the Cardinal did.

L smith
L smith
1 year ago

I’m not a go to church Sunday person but I was raised in the Catholic Church and I know how wrong it is that these politicians are literally catering to evil. We all know right from wrong. Pope Francis needs to speak loud and clear about this. Everyone was warned about Biden.

Maria Ann VALENTE
Maria Ann VALENTE
1 year ago
Reply to  L smith

This should be front page news in every newspaper, TV, CBS,NBC,ABC MSNBC,CNN. These channels unually hide the real news, FOX, OAM,NEWSMAX are always telling the REAL news!

John 3:16
John 3:16
1 year ago

I never have believed in the Catholic Church only because they are the branch off of the Roman Catholic’s yes the same one who had CHRIST JESUS put to death. Why would I go to a place like that. The churches have been corrupted. If you seek the LORD you will find HIM. the best way to understand GOD ALMIGHTY is to read the HOLY BIBLE and ask for guidance. May GOD BE WITH US ALL for we truly are living in the end times. He does say many will be deceived. In the last days. We all see this happening now. This world we live in is filled with lies. Trust only in GOD ALMIGHTY AND HIS SON CHRIST JESUS.If not eternity is a long time to be wrong. I will leave on that note.

Bunny
Bunny
1 year ago
Reply to  John 3:16

It was the prominent Jews of the time who really are to blame for the death of Jesus. They were worried that He was getting too popular. Also, the Romans of that time were pagans, not Catholics.

George
George
1 year ago

Thank You Cardinal Burke. It is about time that Catholics have leaders that believe in God’s words and laws. Pray for those who promote death, especially for financial gains or politicians that work to make kickbacks from insurance companies that save money when someone commits suicide. We are all sinners and need forgiveness but these people are greedy and have no regard d for their very own souls. Just stop and think as Eternity is a very long, never ending time. I pray that pro death people will finally come to their senses.

Barbara Burgess
Barbara Burgess
1 year ago

Abortion is MURDER

Vester
Vester
1 year ago

Yes

CDG
CDG
1 year ago

Do I agree? Not really. Why did Dolan have to leave the door ajar for the excommunicated’s bishop to “verify the conditions…”, etc., etc.? This is going nowhere. Dolan is playing an old and boring game. We know from simple observation that there will be MANY bishops ready to positively “verify” that there’s no basis for excommunication. Just by way of example: there’s one of them in DC (…and another one in Rome…)

CDG
CDG
1 year ago

….sorry; I meant Burke…,

WILLIAM Boothe BOOTHE
WILLIAM Boothe BOOTHE
1 year ago

Yes, I totally agree. Its one of the ten commandments. Thou shalt not kill. Thats pretty straight foward.

Jim Darnall
Jim Darnall
1 year ago

As a Christian or Catholic Christian the results are the same in many ways. Life is very high on what should be protected. Pro life means just that. If pro abortion is your stance that goes against God’s truth and His Commandments. I believe if Biden doesn’t repent as a Christian he should be removed from the church. That should be the truth for anyone that refuses to repent from obvious sins against God’s church. We all are sinners but He gave us a way to be made righteous thru Jesus Christ.

Patriot
Patriot
1 year ago

Cardinal Burke is correct about the excommunication and we have 2 individual who are at the top of the list they are Biden and peliouser both Catholics who say and side with pro- abortion, two murderers who are trying to force us to pay for the murder of an innocent child, they as hypocrites should not be allowed to take Holy Communion , kick them out they are truly bad Catholics!

W A Masterson
W A Masterson
1 year ago

C’mon, Joe.

What is it to gain the whole world but lose one’s soul?

Wake up.

Mary Bach
Mary Bach
1 year ago

Amen!!

Crystal
Crystal
1 year ago

And yet they invite pro abortion supporters Chelsea Clinton and Dr. Faux Fauchi Ouchie to speak at their Vatican Health conference?? I don’t know… But that seems just a taaad bit hypocritical…

William Burke
William Burke
1 year ago

Yes I agree. Pro-abortion politicians like Biden, Pelosi and Beccera should be automaticaly excommuinicated. They ar non believers in the Catholic Faith.

Dennis V Sinclair
Dennis V Sinclair
1 year ago

Of course, believing Catholics are appalled at Biden’s basic anti-Catholic faith positions.
The most powerful man in the world has betrayed his Church and his country.

Michael Gilliam
Michael Gilliam
1 year ago

Now, what are they going to do about this “Pope” Francis? He obviously feels differently.

Rosalind Kelly Sherman
Rosalind Kelly Sherman
1 year ago

Amen, I agree 100 percent. Biden is evil and continues to define Gods will. So he brought it all on himself. I hope the conservative news outlets are there when he is denied communion

Marlene
1 year ago

Pelosi and the rest of the Catholic hypocrites need to be thrown out of any and all Christian churches. They seem to worship the devil in everything.

Ray
Ray
1 year ago

Agreed. It sounds right.

Joan Stanton
Joan Stanton
1 year ago

Finally baby butchering politicians are getting what they deserve this murdering of INNOCENT BABIES GUILTY OF NOTHING BUT BEING INCONVEINENT ARE BEING PUNISHED. But I do have a bone to pick with the Pope. Why hasn’t he spoke up against the issue yet. Repent to mother earth, but not against abortion?

Dennis Smith
Dennis Smith
1 year ago

It’s about time: other church leaders around the world should stand up against this infanticide evil that has already slaughtered many millions in the womb. This is a great sin against humanity. God’s final judgement will come against those who do abortions, those that support it.

Bunny
Bunny
1 year ago

I’m not sure about excommunication but I do believe that the pro abortionists should not be able to take communion.

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
1 year ago

I am not a Catholic but was raised in a christian home by a minister ” my father”. It was always pointed out that as “it is writen the bible” fore you to receive communion to examine your self before you receive communion so to cleans your soul . God will take care of the rest if you are unclean. I see no reason to excommunicate a member even thought they are wrong . Let GOD do what he think is best and don’t try to do Gods work fore Him.

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
1 year ago

Also ,I’m not on the side of the Dims ether . I’m a TRUMPER!

Alphawolf
Alphawolf
1 year ago

I have long been puzzled as to why abortion and LGBTQ are even a question open for discussion in the Catholic church. Both are, straight up, against the very basic tenants of Catholicism and as each issue came about the Pope at that time should have immediately spoke the truth that if you are an abortion proponent then you are out of the church, not just can’t take communion but out….as in gone, as is no longer a Catholic, as in excommunicated. Roe v Wade came about in 1973 and there have been a number of Popes since then but not a one has had the balls to tell the truth. To make matters worse, you have Biden and Pelosi not only claiming to be Catholic while advocating the murder of unborn children, but they claim to be DEVOUT Catholics. That is sick and it is time for the Pope to tell the truth. One priest really told the truth and that was if you vote for anyone advocating murdering unborn children, you can not be in the Catholic church.

Oh, never mind….I forgot, there’s money involved and so can’t do that as there would be a great loss of money so we’ll have to overlook these murders. Of course they’re short on money as they have to pay out millions to those children molested by priests for years but covered up by the church. And where are the voices of the hundreds of nuns molested, forced to have sex with the priests and the forced to abort the resulting babies?? Have they no courage to speak up to defend their faith and the church in the face of such evil within??

Carol
Carol
1 year ago

It is about time! Now if the Cardinals tell these politicians is another thing. The Catholic church must be sure that all the Cardinals who have these politicians in their districts tell these politicians that they are excommunicated. Will they? It remains to be seen. Money talks.