Bishop of Spokane Warns Pro-Abortion ‘Catholic’ Politicians Not to Receive Communion

And on the clergy abuse crisis he is equally clear: “There is truly a diabolical nature to this crisis. It is not clericalism.”

National Catholic Register, Joan Frawley Desmond: When Father Bob Dunn read the headlines sparked by his friend Spokane Bishop Tom Daly’s strong corrective for Catholic politicians who promote abortion rights, the New York City priest told his friends, “This is the type of witness we need.”

“Politicians who reside in the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, and who obstinately persevere in their public support for abortion, should not receive Communion without first being reconciled to Christ and the Church,” Bishop Thomas Daly wrote in a Feb. 1 letter to his diocese that referenced Canon 915 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law. Report is here.