Sunday, September 05, 2004

Archbishop Burke Changes Stance

From Archbishop announces new stance:

"Archbishop Raymond Burke, who sparked a national debate on denying Holy Communion to abortion rights candidates, has given an opening to Catholics in his archdiocese who vote for such politicians.

In June, Burke said Catholics cannot vote for candidates or policies in support of abortion and be worthy to receive Communion.

He now says Catholics can at times vote for those who favor abortion rights without committing a grave sin or having to go to confession.

In clarifying his stance this week, Burke said he believes Catholics could vote for a politician who supports abortion rights as long as that's not the reason they are voting for the candidate. Catholic voters also must believe the candidate's stance on other moral issues outweighs the abortion rights stance."