WASHINGTON, D.C., September 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Over a year after Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann publicly prohibited the pro-abortion U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from receiving Communion, Sebelius has broken her silence on the matter. Appealing to the “separation of church and state,” Sebelius said the episcopal order was “one of the most painful things I have ever experienced” and implied that her pro-abortion position was part and parcel of upholding the rights of an inter-faith constituency. In a response given to LifeSiteNews.com, Archbishop Naumann of Kansas City said the secretary’s argument “misrepresents the issue” to make it appear that “she was the victim of merely upholding the law.”
Naumann said it was “very painful” to ask Sebelius not to receive Communion. “However, I had exhausted every reasonable means to convince her to change her position,” he said. “I also had a serious obligation to uphold the integrity of the Eucharist and to protect other Catholics from being misled by the former Governor’s support for legalized abortion.
“I continue to pray for Secretary Sebelius that she will accept the grace to acknowledge the grave evil in which she has been involved and will have the courage to take the necessary steps to correct the scandal created by her past actions.”
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There is only one True Church, but today in Her, many of her bishops and priests speak a false gospel. It’s the “Eucharistic Accomodation” Gospel.
Don’t be fooled by teachers who will not uphold the integrity of the Eucharist. If they aren’t upholding the integrity of the Eucharist, DO NOT FOLLOW THEM.
However, there are brave priests and bishops that are arising to counter this false gospel. Listen to them. They are the true shepherds, united with the Holy Father.
Remember, folks, we follow the bishops united with Peter’s successor. If a bishop is not teaching what the Pope and those bishops united with him teach, anathema sit!