The bishops of Atlanta, Charlotte, and Charleston have joined the small band of brother bishops who have said pro-abortion politicians will be denied Communion. They are Archbishop John Donohue of Atlanta, Bishop Robert Baker of Charleston, and Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte. The others who have said they will refuse Communion to such politicians are Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker City, Oregon.
Is this a trend? Will we see other bishops bend to the inevitable as they realize they were duped by Cardinal McCarrick and continue to receive pressure from faithful Catholics to live up to responsibility? I sure hope so. Maybe the one good thing about a Kerry presidential campaign could be if it forces the bishops to finally begin holding the line on the Church’s teachings.