October 3, 2022
Bishops from across Colorado have asked Catholic state lawmakers who back legislation supporting abortion rights to refrain from presenting themselves to a priest for Communion.

Bishops from across Colorado have asked Catholic state lawmakers who back legislation supporting abortion rights to refrain from presenting themselves to a priest for Communion.

The Catholic bishops called Colorado’s Reproductive Health Equity Act “one of the most extreme abortion bills in the country” in a letter sent to lawmakers.

“It became clear by their public votes that several Catholic lawmakers support ending the lives of unborn children and declaring that a ‘fertilized egg, embryo or fetus’ has no ‘independent or derivative rights’ in Colorado,” the letter sent earlier this week stated. “These pre-born babies are worth less than those who have had the gift of being born, according to this morally bankrupt logic.”

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Archbishop of Denver, Colorado, Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, signed a letter asking Catholic lawmakers across the state to refrain from receiving Holy Communion in light of their support of the Reproductive Health Equity Act, calling it “one of the most extreme abortion bills in the country.” Aquila was joined by his auxiliary bishop, the Rev. Jorge H. Rodriguez; the Rev. Stephen J. Berg, bishop of Pueblo, and the Rev. James R. Golka, bishop of Colorado Springs.
(David Zalubowski/AP)

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As a result, the bishops requested that the lawmakers “voluntarily refrain from Holy Communion.”

“This request is not one that we make lightly, but since it is our duty to safeguard the faith and care for the souls of all the faithful — including these politicians — we must make it,” the bishops wrote, adding that they are “always willing to engage in conversation” about the “gravely sinful action” of abortion.

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The letter follows Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s barring of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from receiving Holy Communion in light of her stance on abortion.

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