Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Toward clarity on abortion, excommunication, and the Eucharist — by Ed Peters  

Prescinding for a moment from who said it (and allowing for the usual vexatious translation issues) a recent interview with a conscientious priest on the subject of abortion, excommunication, and denial of the Eucharist, illustrates well how widespread is the confusion in this area. (,8599,1620570,00.html). In my opinion, these fundamental points must be sorted out, once and for all, so that those who must apply the norms to real cases can do so responsibly.   I make some suggestions toward that goal here  

PS: Be sure to see Phil Lawler's broader comments in his recent CWN Forum post, "Clarity, please, on excommunication” (