There’s a new kid on the block in the Irish episcopate. Archbishop Eamon Martin became a bishop in April and hasn’t wasted time in tackling a thorny issue:
“You cannot regard yourself as a person of faith and support abortion,” Archbishop Eamon Martin told the Sunday Times. “If a legislator comes to me and says, ‘Can I be a faithful Catholic and support abortion?’ I would say no. Your communion is ruptured if you support abortion.” (Source)
Now we’re talkin’.
Contrast that with what Cardinal Dolan of NY said of Governor Andrew Cuomo, a pro-abortion legislator who advocated for the passage of same-sex “marriage” in New York and who’s living with his mistress:
“Cardinal Dolan would not, and did not, suggest the governor might not be a Catholic in good standing going forward,” archdiocesan spokesman Joseph Zwilling said in a statement originally sent to the New York Times, and forwarded to LifeSiteNews. (Source)
Are these two men even part of the same religion? Cardinal Dolan has some great qualities, but his judgment has been scandalously dubious on several occasions.
As I said at the top, Archbishop Martin did very well. But here’s a question for him: If a pro-abort legislator should not present himself for communion, would you deny it to him if he presents himself anyways?