Pro-abortion New Mexico state Sen. Joseph Cervantes reportedly was denied the Eucharist over the weekend by Las Cruces Bishop Peter Baldacchino.

Life News reports:

The Daily Caller reports New Mexico state Sen. Joe Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, said Saturday that the bishop refused to allow him to participate in the sacrament because of his “political office.”

“I was denied communion last night by the Catholic bishop here in Las Cruces and based on my political office,” Cervantes wrote on Twitter. “My new parish priest has indicated he will do the same after the last was run off. Please pray for church authorities as Catholicism transitions under Pope Francis.

Cervantes’ stance on abortion and assisted suicide likely was the reason why the bishop refused to serve him communion, though Baldacchino has not commented publicly on the matter.

In February, Cervantes voted for a bill to keep abortions up to birth legal in New Mexico for years to come and to repeal the state’s only conscience protections for pro-life medical workers.

The Pinon Post reports he also recently voted for a bill to legalize doctor-assisted suicide.

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Susan Dudak
Susan Dudak
15 days ago

God bless this bishop. He is standing up for God and God’s word. Other bishops should follow suit but most of them won’t have the guts to stand up to those in high places by refusing to give them the eucharist. If it happened more, one of two things would most likely happen. More Democrats would stand up against abortion or more bishops will be put in jail. Hmmmm. Which will it be.

Greta
Greta
15 days ago

Thank to that bishop. Baby killers don’t have any rights to the sacrament. The pope is wrong.

Edward Jackson
Edward Jackson
15 days ago

Finally a Bishop that stands up

L Smith
L Smith
15 days ago

Praise God that he had the courage to do it. The Pope should be pushing for all of them to do this. These people are evil

Jamey
Jamey
15 days ago

Some of us wonder what has happened to Joseph Cervantes over the last 4 years, or so. He was, before, never so radically socialist and in-human as he is now. Apparently he has been co-opted by the radical-left Democrats that presently run things in New Mexico. Voters, WAKE UP!! Your country and your society is being stolen by radical pro-Communist New Mexico Democrats.

Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
15 days ago

Thank You.

Catherine
Catherine
15 days ago

A man of God standing up for what in right in the true eyes of The Church of Christ!

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
15 days ago

God bless you Bishop Cervantes! You are a true man of God!

Marina
Marina
15 days ago

he is against the catholic church

Ernest Howard
Ernest Howard
15 days ago

I am not Catholic, but I will stand with the Bishop in denying the sacraments to any person that backs abortion. It is against God’s will take the life of an unborn baby. I pray that more clergy follow those of any faith that is against abortion and deny others that support abortion religious ceremony.

Richard Hennessy
Richard Hennessy
15 days ago

Thank you, Bishop, for being faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church and for setting a courageous example for your fellow Bishops. The Church must condemn the damaging scandals caused by these high-profile persons who publicly defy the Church’s teachings, yet proclaim to be Catholics.

Woke & Broke
Woke & Broke
15 days ago

Wow, a real man of the Cloth.
‘unbelievable I hope more people will protect their beliefs and deal in Truths vs swayed by false but loud uncaring anarchist

Woke & Broke
Woke & Broke
15 days ago

New Mexico’s governor is probably going to crucify this Man for having faith in God vs faith in government
this Bishop may be the only man left with A backbone in the state of NM as the Liberals & in particular the Governor can’t stand freedoms and God. They are tools of oratory but not their true beliefs other than for campaigning purposes

Bart
Bart
15 days ago

Thank you Bishop For standing up against abortion , The Catholic Bishops and the Pope who refuse to take a stand are NOT true Catholics , and should resign from the religion.

Rebecca Maier
Rebecca Maier
14 days ago

It is so good to see we have some church leaders that actually follow the church laws and beliefs! Thank you, you don’t know how much this helps me in this time of no leadership!