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A Pro-Choice Politician under Archbishop Listecki's Dominion

Setting the Scene

barrett posingTom Barrett should probably look over his shoulder the next time he takes Communion at a Catholic Church.  Why?  It appears that Catholic politicians, who are pro-abortion and vote their abortionist conscience, may be prohibited from partaking of Communion (the Holy Eucharist).  Of course, this all depends on the Archdiocese.

On Tuesday, March 9th, the Milwaukee Press Club asked Archbishop Jerome Listecki if he would deny politicians Communion for voting against the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Listecki said he did not foresee it, but would not rule it out saying each situation requires different approaches.

Examples of Barring Politicians from Communion

In recent times, a couple of prominent politicians have been denied Communion by the Church, which includes John Kerry and Patrick Kennedy (son of the late Ted Kennedy).  Patrick Kennedy was described as not being a good practicing Catholic by his local Bishop, and Kerry was denied Communion in several states because he was expressively pro-choice and stated he would never permit a pro-life judge on the Supreme Court.

In sum, the Catholic Church considers abortion to be murder.  And just as they would criticize those who publicly promote murder, they criticize those who promote abortion.  They reserve the right to deny members of the church participation in Communion if they believe that they are unfit or are taking the body of Christ in an inappropriate manner.  This became such a serious concern for Christians that the Apostle Paul warned the Corinthian Church about taking the body of Christ unworthily citing sickness and disease as the result.     

Tom Barrett in a Fish Barrel.

This brings us to gubernatorial candidate, Tom Barrett. In the late 90s, when Tom Barrett was a Wisconsin Congressman, he voted against a proposed ban on partial birth abortion.  To be clear, this procedure involves using a scissors to puncture the base of an unborn baby's head in order to vacuum out its brains.  The vacuum grotesquely collapses the fetal skull for easy removal and disposal of its contents.

If observed, partial birth abortion is enough to make anyone nauseous and tormented by the brutal and inhumane treatment of defenseless human beings.  And when I say defenseless, I mean some ultrasound abortions show fetuses struggling to avoid and escape the lethal vacuum before they are exterminated.  And Barrett voted against banning this procedure not just once, but twice.  It's important to note that he also voted to spend tax dollars on abortion in foreign countries.

Although voting for abortion-spending on foreign land is not as surprising as Barrett's vote on partial-birth abortion, it reveals something about his moral compass and his lack of fiscal conservatism.  Barrett, a Roman Catholic, not only believes that mothers have the right to usurp the authority of God by deciding the fate of their unborn children, he also believes that taxpayer dollars are better spent killing unborn children across the globe.

Ultimately, Barrett will have to answer for his voting record sometime during his campaign run for governor.  And when he does, this may incite Archbishop Listecki to deny Barrett access to Holy Communion.


Comments (5)
  • scot @ OWN  - Moral Compass

    Perhaps before he denies Barrett communion, Listecki can explain why he lied "to lawmakers about the notification procedure for clergy sex abuse allegations in the La Crosse Diocese, where he previously served as bishop."

    Your willingness to ignore this "reveals something about [your] moral compass."

    Lastly, I reread your "struggling fetus" line and it's so ridiculous I laughed out loud. Thanks for that one.

  • Aaron M. Rodriguez

    Scott,

    You were laughing out loud about a fetus getting exterminated? And you were questioning my moral compass?

    I see that One Wisconsin Now produces the best of people.

  • scot @ OWN  - It was you. It was always you.

    Aron --
    Yep, I was laughing at holocaust of the pre-overtaxed. Perhaps you can suggest a freedom solution so that we don't have to fight them over here. Scribe that solution on a paper lunch bag when you have a minute in your struggle against the Kenyan socialist and his death panelz.

    scot

  • Aaron M. Rodriguez

    Interesting.

    As I was reading your ramble, I had the image in my head of a man strung up all night on crystal meth with strained bloodshot eyes not capable of grasping single theme long enough to write anything disciplined or coherent.

    Strange. I probably got that impression from your "all over the place" reply as if you were responding to Brian Fraley on "That's debatable".

  • Megan  - Women Have RIGHTS!

    And how is a rape victim having a baby out of incest complete God's will? Is it God's will that women are raped every 4 min and that even if they have been celibate they have a baby that was forced on them through violence? How does refusing women the right to choose what happens to their own bodies complete the will of god? If it is God's will that women are raped and that babies are born to mothers that don't want them, or in situations where their quality of life is horrible, then I don't want that God!

    And if you deny one person communion because they don't believe the same damn thing that you do, what prevents the next person from saying that you don't have the right skin color or the right opinion on the environment and denying them communion as well? For a religion that supposedly accepts all that worship God, you are certainly placing your own MORTAL, SUBJECTIVE, and IMPERFECT opinions on what is supposedly "God's WILL"

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