JFK’s nephew barred from communion: report

Are they serious? Notwithstanding the question of why anyone with a brain would go into a church in this day and age, much less to take communion, but do you mean to tell me that someone can’t take communion because they support abortion rights? Is this (the Catholic Church) the same group of clowns who tortured and slaughtered countless thousands of innocent people? Now, hundreds of years later, they’re anti-abortion because abortion is murder? Murder; the Vatican knows more about murder than most. They’ve been responsible for more murders than just about any other group in history!

What a bunch of con artists these church “officials” are! How can they look in the mirror while they shave in the mornings; the Pope, Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, et al, knowing the kind of criminal organization they belong to?

Is it any wonder I hate religions? TGO

Refer to story below. Source: Associated Press

Sun Nov 22, 6:59 pm ET

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The nephew of ex-president John F. Kennedy, a US lawmaker, has been barred from receiving communion at his Catholic church due to his support for abortion rights, a newspaper reported Sunday.

US Representative Patrick Kennedy, son of the late senator Edward Kennedy, was told of the move by Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin, according to The Providence Journal newspaper in the US state of Rhode Island.

Kennedy represents a district in Rhode Island in the US Congress.

“The bishop instructed me not to take communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me communion,” the paper quotes Kennedy as saying in a telephone interview.

Kennedy said the bishop had explained the penalty by telling him that he was not a good practicing Catholic because of the positions that he had taken as a public official, particularly on abortion, the report said.

The congressman declined to say when or how Tobin told him not to take the sacrament or whether he had obeyed the bishop?s injunction, the report said.

Tobin, through a spokesman, declined to address the question of whether he had told Kennedy not to receive communion, The Journal noted.

But the bishop?s office moved quickly to cast doubt on Kennedy?s related assertion about instructions to priests in Rhode Island.

“Bishop Tobin has never addressed matters relative to public officials receiving holy communion with pastors of the diocese,” the paper quotes the bishop’s spokesman Michael Guilfoyle as saying.

Communion is a church ritual that involves the sharing of bread and wine meant to represent the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

John F. Kennedy was the country’s first Catholic president.

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