Lee Judge’s cartoon (5/24, Opinion) shows a priest getting ready to hand out Communion to a long line of people and saying, “Remember, Communion is only for those Catholics who agree with every position of the Church!” Then the next frame has no people receiving Communion.
What a horrible misrepresentation of the truth concerning what has happened between Archbishop Naumann and Gov. Sebelius. It is not about “every position” but about Sebelius’ support of abortion on demand for any reason.
I applaud the archbishop for calling abortion more than a personal choice but a choice that affects the life of the most innocent of humans. It is an evil that should be outlawed.
Lee Judge just doesn’t get it. As an individual, I have a right to my personal beliefs and whether I subscribe to each Catholic Church position. As a governor and a Catholic, Sebelius’ personal belief in the Church’s position on abortion is no longer personal when she publicly advocates the killing of unborn babies.
The archbishop is likely to care less whether I accept the Church’s positions than whether a prominent public official publicly advocates something that is counter to their position, all while being known as a Catholic.