Burke Decree in WI Bans Communion for Pro-Choice Pols
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis's incoming Archbishop has ordered priests in his diocese in Wisconsin to withhold communion to lawmakers who support abortion.
Bishop Raymond Burke's decree only became public Thursday but was signed in November, around the time he sent letters to three lawmakers, telling them they risked their faith if they continued to vote for measures he termed anti-life, including abortion and euthanasia.
One Wisconsin state Senator who received a letter said she would not let religion decide how she serves her constituents. But supporters say they praise Burke for defending innocent humans.
Burke will be installed in St. Louis later this month.