yep it is true, A roman catholic bishop says he will withhold communion from members of his church who votes for a candidate that supports abortion
rights, stem cell research and gay marriages.
easy solution for those members, just go to another church or don't diclose who you are going to vote for.
What is this idiotic Bishop going to do? spy on you to make you voted according to his standards? ridiculous.
NO you must confess then he'll give you communion
Bishop Issues Communion Warning to Voters Who Support Abortion Rights
Bishop Michael Sheridan said such voters may receive the sacrament only if they recant and repent in the confessional. While he noted that no one will
enforce the rule in the Communion line, Sheridan said that Catholics shouldn't simply go to confession and think they could be absolved.
"It might take a public recantation," he said in an interview with The Associated Press. "There is no sin that is unforgivable" but Catholics
shouldn't vote for candidates who support abortion rights and "then slip off into the confessional."
"This is a serious or mortal sin, like robbing a local store," he said.
While several U.S. bishops have issued similar warnings to Catholic lawmakers who defy church teaching in their policymaking, Sheridan is believed to
be the first to expand that directive to voters this election year.
"He's pushed this farther than any other bishop in the country, much beyond what the other American bishops are doing and whatever has been done in
Europe," said the Rev. Thomas Reese, editor of the Jesuit magazine America, who opposes tying Communion to political views.
Archbishop Raymond Burke of St. Louis has said he would not give Communion to Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry because the senator backs
abortion rights. Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans and Archbishop Sean O'Malley of Boston also say Catholic politicians who dissent from church
teaching should not seek the sacrament.