Catholic priest to Tim Kaine: ‘Don’t show up in my communion line’

Catholic priest to Tim Kaine: ‘Don’t show up in my communion line’

Claire Chretien

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 25, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Catholic priest asked that pro-abortion Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine “do us both a favor” and not show up in his Communion line.

“I take Canon 915 seriously. It’d be embarrassing for you & for me,” tweeted Dominican Father Thomas Petri, the vice president and academic dean of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies.

Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law instructs that those “persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person — among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life. … Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law…Formal cooperation in an abortion constitutes a grave offense” (CCC 2270 – 2272).

As a U.S. senator from Virginia, Kaine has crusaded for the expansion of abortion on demand while claiming to be personally pro-life and a faithful Catholic. His stance on abortion has evolved to the left over the years. In 2005, Kaine supported abstinence-based sex education and measures to reduce abortions. He also came under fire from NARAL for authorizing the sale of “Choose Life” license plates. But once he was elected to the senate in 2012, Kaine became much more vocally pro-abortion. As a senator, he co-sponsored a bill to undermine pro-life laws across the country.

“I’m a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade and women being able to make these decisions,” he has said. He has also said he is “personally opposed” to abortion.

In September 2015, Kaine used Pope Francis’ visit to the United States to criticize Republicans for trying to vote on a pro-life bill.

“The Republicans attempted to use the forthcoming Papal visit to force a vote on a federal abortion ban that has already been struck down by numerous federal courts as unconstitutional,” Kaine wrote on Facebook. “Because it clearly violates the 14th Amendment and 40 years of Supreme Court precedent, I voted against it.”

“Nothing in my Catholic faith suggests that I should support legislation that violates the Constitution,” he continued. “In fact, I take an oath as a Senator to support the Constitution, ‘so help me God.’ Instead of using the Papal visit as just another political opportunity, I encourage my Republican colleagues to do what I and my Democratic colleagues plan to do this week. Truly listen to him.”

“This is someone that the progressive community can be proud of,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook told CNN after the announcement.

Mook downplayed Kaine’s past support of parental consent for minors obtaining abortions, a ban on partial birth abortion, and opposition to public funding of abortion. Mook pointed to Kaine’s100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood during his time in the senate.

“He has said that he will stand with Secretary (Hillary) Clinton to defend a woman’s right to choose,” and repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding of abortions, Mook said.

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3 comments on “Catholic priest to Tim Kaine: ‘Don’t show up in my communion line’

  1. [He won’t have to, because he has his own parish where he’s the center of attention]

    Kaine comes home to his spiritual center

    By Chris Frates and Betsy Klein, CNN
    Sun July 24, 2016

    Richmond (CNN)After introducing himself to the nation as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine returned Sunday with his wife, Anne Holton [sic; not “Kaine”], to the place where they started their lives together more than 30 years ago: St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

    The newly minted Democratic vice presidential candidate entered the packed house to an ovation and took his usual seat in the third pew on the right before the choir kicked off the service singing “glad to be of service one more time.”

    The service at the predominately African-American church in the working-class Highland Park neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia, celebrated its native son. And despite the honorifics he’s earned over a lifetime of public service — mayor, governor, senator — the people who know him here just call him Tim.

    “Tim is regular people,” said Shelton Jones, who has been coming to St. Elizabeth for 32 years and is in the men’s club with Kaine. “He belongs to us from the beginning.”
    And it seemed clear that Kaine and his wife feel the same.

    They brought the Communion to the altar and un-selfconsciously [sic] clapped, swayed and sang along.

    During the Eucharist, Kaine, a former tenor in the choir, sang solo on one of his favorites, joined on the chorus by the gospel choir.

    And Holton stood up during parish announcements to ask the congregation to pray for her family’s strength, health and safety.

    “We are standing in need of prayer for all kinds of reasons,” she said without needing to mention the obvious.

    The parish, Holton said, “has meant so much to us. We have grown up together. … God’s light shines brightly here at St. Elizabeth.”

    She thanked them and promised, “We’ll all have a big party on the other end, no matter what happens.” A standing ovation ensued.

    Toward the end of Mass, visitors stood and introduced themselves, with some coming from as far away as Maryland and North Carolina to support Kaine, others sported stickers from previous Kaine campaigns on their cars or came with homemade Clinton-Kaine buttons that they proudly wore to the church service.

    After church, Kaine shook hands, gave hugs and posed for selfies before telling reporters that the church “and our neighborhood are the center of our lives here.”

    “We needed some prayers today, and we got some prayers and we got some support, and it really feels good,” Kaine said.

    For longtime churchgoers, like Ruth Carter, who’s been coming for most of her life, the pride was almost palpable.

    “He’s going to look out for his people like he does now,” the 75-year-old said. “Not only the church people, but all people.”

  2. This is a self-described “traditional Catholic”?? Worshiping in a black Pentecostal church feigning catholicism. Yeah, and Bruce Jenner is a “woman”. Words are meaningless today.

  3. Not just Tobin or a few priests here and there, but a group of orthodox pro-life bishops and priests should sign a join letter detailing that Kaine is not a Catholic in good standing (due to his anti-life and anti-Catholic positions on various policies of grave matter). The letter should be published in a diocesan newspaper or on a bishop’s official diocesan website. It should explain with clarity that Kaine’s position on abortion bars him from Holy Communion and that he should not be provided a speaking platform or honors at ANY Catholic institution. Keep in mind, if Hillary wins Senator Kaine will be given the Laetare Medal by Notre Dame’s flamboyant progressive modernist fruitcake president at a Notre Dame commencement. Every bishop who still cares about his soul should try to prevent that sacrilege from happening. Make no mistake about it, MANY MORE unborn children will die gruesome deaths if Hillary and Kaine are elected to impose their evil anti-Catholic policies.

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