A week or so ago, Archbishop Prendergast gave a talk at the lecture series in Ottawa known as Theology on Tap. At that lecture, he made some rather explosive remarks concerning so-called Catholic politicians who support abortion. I blogged about it here.
There is now a CFRA radio interview with him you can listen to here.
Would the Archbishop invoke canon law 915 and deny Communion?
The way I understand His Grace’s comments, the politician would have to obstinately refuse to accept the Catholic Church’s position before action would be taken. He does not come right out and say it, however, his bringing up the “obstinately” part of the canon would be otherwise completely superfluous if he did not intend to take the disciplinary action.
It is going to be very interesting to see how this is going to play out. Very interesting indeed.