Priest Says 14 Catholic Senators Who Voted Against Late-Term Abortion Ban Should Be Excommunicated

Steven Ertelt

A Catholic priest is very upset that 14 Catholic Senators voted recently against the ban on late-term abortions in the United States Senate. He believes the Senators ought to be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.

“Today is the day for their bishops to issue a formal statement acknowledging that these men and women have publicly denied their Catholic faith, and if not formally, then have informally excommunicated themselves,” Father Dwight Longenecker wrote in response to their votes. “So fourteen Catholic senators voted for this barbaric, inhumane practice to still be legal in the United States and thereby assured its continuation.”

“Since their offense is public, it should be acknowledged publicly and their pastors should publicly rebuke them and deny them access to the sacraments,” he added. “If the bishops and priests do not do this, the faithful in their parishes and dioceses should rise up and blizzard them with letters, emails and the one thing that will really make them sit up and take notice: withholding their contributions.”

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