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Photo: Cardinal Blase Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, Claire Chretien / LifeSiteNews
By Claire Chretien, LifeSiteNews, February 27, 2018
Chicago’s Cardinal Blase Cupich has released a video of himself calling pro-abortion Sen. Dick Durbin, D-IL, as part of an immigration lobbying effort on the part of the U.S. bishops.
“Because [Durbin’s] voting record in support of abortion over many years constitutes ‘obstinate persistence in manifest grave sin,’ the determination continues that Sen. Durbin is not to be admitted to Holy Communion until he repents of this sin,” Paprocki explained. “This provision is intended not to punish, but to bring about a change of heart.”
Paprocki cited Canon 915 from the Code of Canon Law, which says “obstinate persistence in manifest grave sin” is grounds for denying a person Holy Communion. Cupich has spoken publicly about his opposition to this canon.
Durbin, along with 14 other Catholic senators, voted in favor of late-term abortion earlier this year. Paprocki is Durbin’s bishop.
WATCH HERE: https://gloria.tv/video/RnAe1m397meB29moAgcCx7TRR
“Senator Durbin, how are ya?” Cupich asks in the video. “Listen, I’m joining with dozens – really, hundreds of thousands and even millions of people around the country urging our legislators in Washington to take action to protect the DACA students.”
Perhaps once the camera was turned off, the cardinal spoke to the senator about his votes for baby butchering. Or perhaps they have spoken in person about it. After all, the cardinal sounded quite chummy on the phone – the two are closely aligned in their views about immigration.
But one wonders why Cupich chose to publicize this particular lobbying phone call, during which no one can hear him saying anything about abortion, Holy Communion, or Catholic doctrine.
Is Cupich trying to say something about what he thinks of Paprocki’s decision on Durbin?