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» 10/07/2005
VATICAN – SYNOD ON THE EUCHARIST
No communion for pro-abortion political leaders, Synod told
Card Lopez Trujillo says choices on sexual and family morality have serious consequences and are not simply a matter of personal choice.

Vatican City (AsiaNews) – "Politicians and legislators must know that, by proposing or defending projects for iniquitous laws that allow "the abominable crime of abortion [. . .] they have a serious responsibility for, and must find a remedy to the evil done and spread, to be allowed access to communion".

Once again the question as to whether Holy Communion should be denied to those lawmakers who approve lax laws on matters of sexual and family morality has come up during the proceedings of the Synod of Bishops.

This time to raise it was Card Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, chairman of the Pontifical Council for the Family, two days after Mgr William Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, did the same.

"The ambiguous positions of legislators on divorce, de facto couples—which at least implicitly would constitute an alternative to marriage" even if they are simply a 'juridical fiction'—are like 'the circulation of false money, [something] rather well-known," he said.

"Worse yet," he added, "when dealing with 'couples' of the same sex, something unknown in the cultural histories of nations and in law. Even when not presented as 'matrimony'," such couples confront us with a destructive challenge. But "[p]resenting this juridical lie as 'marriage' and [with] the pretence of adopting children is certainly even more destructive."

"This whole tendency, which could invade many nations, is clearly contrary to Divine law, to God's commandments and is a negation of natural law," Cardinal Trujillo explained.

"The social fabric is wounded in a lethal way. A disastrous influx on laws and on the truth concerning man follows, who no longer comprehends the 'transcendent' character of his 'existence as man' and is lowered to being an instrument and an object in the different attempts against life, starting from the abominable crime of abortion."

"Can we allow access to Eucharistic communion to those who deny human and Christian principles and values?" the Cardinal asks.

"The responsibility of the politicians and legislators is great. [One's] so called personal option cannot be separated from [one's] socio-political duty. It is not a 'private' problem; [instead, we need to accept] the Gospel, the Magisterium and right reasoning."

Once again, political leaders and lawmakers "must know that, by proposing or defending projects for iniquitous laws, they have a serious responsibility for, and must find a remedy to the evil done and spread, to be allowed access to communion with the Lord who is the way, truth and life."


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