Monday, April 28, 2008

Guilani Needs Repentance

Today’s National Catholic Register has this note of interest:

In light of Rudy Giuliani receiving the Eucharist during the Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Archdiocese of New York released the following comment from Cardinal Edward Egan this morning. I received the statement from Joe Zwilling, director of communications for the archdiocese.

“The Catholic Church clearly teaches that abortion is a grave offense against the will of God. Throughout my years as Archbishop of New York, I have repeated this teaching in sermons, articles, addresses, and interviews without hesitation or compromise of any kind. Thus it was that I had an understanding with Mr. Rudolph Giuliani, when I became Archbishop of New York and he was serving as Mayor of New York, that he was not to receive the Eucharist because of his well-known support of abortion. I deeply regret that Mr. Giuliani received the Eucharist during the Papal visit here in New York, and I will be seeking a meeting with him to insist that he abide by our understanding.”
-- Tim Drake

Kudos to Cardinal Egan!
How about the rest of our priests and bishops? Have they the courage to follow suit?

1 comment:

Mary said...

Hooray, at last a voice of courage. Now you need to admonish ALL your priests to REFUSE Mr. Guillani THE Precious Eucharist. Thank you for your fidelity, Your Excellency.