Thursday, May 06, 2004

Governor Won't Take Eucharist in Public

As I recall he is in a marriage not recognized by the church also.

From Governor won't take Eucharist in public:

"Gov. James E. McGreevey, continuing to clash with Roman Catholic Church leaders over his support for abortion rights, said yesterday he would comply with the wishes of Newark Archbishop John J. Myers and not seek Communion at public Masses.

Myers yesterday issued a five-page pastoral statement that said it was 'objectively dishonest' for Catholics who support abortion rights to seek Communion. While not naming McGreevey, Myers wrote, 'On this grave issue, public officials cannot hold themselves excused from their duties, especially if they claim to be Catholic.' "