Colorado Catholic Bishops Tell Democrats Who Voted for Abortions Up to Birth to Not Receive Communion

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“O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.”  Psalms 95:6 (KJV) 

The Catholic bishops of Colorado published a letter Tuesday telling pro-abortion state lawmakers not to receive communion unless they repent of their “mortal sin” against unborn babies.

The letter, published by the Catholic News Agency, addressed pro-abortion Democrat state lawmakers who profess to be Catholic but voted for the Reproductive Health Equity Act, a new law that strips all legal protections from unborn babies in Colorado. No Catholic Republicans voted for the bill.

“Until public repentance takes place and sacramental absolution is received in Confession, we ask that those Catholic legislators who live or worship in Colorado and who have voted for RHEA, to voluntarily refrain from receiving Holy Communion,” the bishops said.

“This request is not one that we make lightly, but since it is our duty to safeguard the faith and care for the souls of all the faithful — including these politicians — we must make it,” they continued.

All four Colorado bishops signed the letter: Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, Pueblo Bishop Stephen J. Berg, Colorado Springs Bishop James R. Golka and Denver Auxiliary Bishop Jorge H. Rodriguez.

They said Coloradans were dismayed to see politicians ignore the strong public outcry against the pro-abortion legislation this spring.

The new law declares abortion to be a “fundamental right” under state law and denies all rights and legal protections to any “fertilized egg, embryo or fetus” up to birth. It also prohibits cities and municipalities from banning abortions through local ordinances such as others have done through the Sanctuary City for the Unborn movement.

As a result, killing an unborn baby in an abortion is legal for any reason up to birth in Colorado, even for the purposes of sex-selection.

The bishops lamented that some politicians who profess to be Catholic voted in favor of the law.

“As their shepherds we want to ensure that they understand the Church’s teaching on receiving Holy Communion and the proper spiritual disposition for doing so,” the bishops wrote. “Efforts have already been made to speak with sev…

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