Cardinal Raymond Burke, prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, has weighed in on the debate over legalizing abortion that is now ongoing in the Irish government. He said that Irish bishops could publicly reprimand pro-abortion politicians. Moreover, he said that priests should exclude from Holy Communion those politicians who support abortion. In doing so, he cited Canon 915.
Yoo-hoo! Cardinals Wuerl, McCarrick, Dolan and O'Malley! Please take note! Cardinal Burke speaks to you as well! There is no "pastoral option" to disobey Canon 915! Got that??? Stop kissing up to the likes of John Kerry, Sister Carol Keehan, John Sweeney, Joe Biden, etc. Man up! Be the shepherds they desperately need because if you don't, they could well spend eternity in hell due to their public rebellion to God's laws. Now where is the "pastoral option" in that????