Bishop Paprocki explains withholding Communion from pro-abortion senator

On January 29, fourteen Catholic senators from both political parties voted against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Act, legislation that would have protected unborn children from abortion after twenty weeks gestation when a baby is capable of experiencing pain.

Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois was one of those fourteen self-proclaimed ‘Catholic’ senators, and his bishop, the Most Rev. Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield has told the senator that he remains unable to receive Holy Communion due to his public support for abortion. Bishop Paprocki joined Morning Air® to explain his decision and why it is important.

Listen to a piece of the interview here:

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