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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Diocese Repudiates Catholic Priest

who said Obama supporters should not seek Communion

A Roman Catholic diocese in South Carolina officially repudiated a priest Friday after he told his parishioners that people who voted for Barack Obama had supported the 'intrinsic evil' of abortion and should not seek Communion.

Father Jay Scott Newman, writing in the weekly bulletin of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville, S.C., called Obama 'the most radical pro-abortion politician ever to serve in the United States Senate or to run for president.'

'Voting for a pro-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exits constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil, and those Catholics who do so place themselves outside of the full communion of Christ's Church and under the judgment of divine law,' Newman wrote."
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