Sen. Dick Durbin has been formally denied communion by Catholic Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois.
In the Catholic world, this is a pretty big deal.
What’s his offense?
Durbin, an alleged Catholic, effectively killed the recent 20-week, pain-capable ban on abortion by filibustering to prevent debate and a vote on the bill.
For the record, the U.S. is one of only seven nations in the world that don’t already have a similar law in place, and among them are Vietnam, North Korea, and China.
Another one is Canada, which is giving Berkeley competition for ‘most abject leftist culture’ award.
That’s not good company, folks.
Kudos to Bishop Paprocki.
Here’s more from Hotair…
A Catholic bishop in Senator Dick Durbin’s Illinois diocese has issued a statement that Durbin will be denied communion until he repents for his sin of blocking a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. Finally, a pro-abortion Democrat is being held accountable for political votes by the Catholic church.
Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois says Durbin is “cooperating in evil” and persisting in “manifest grave sin” because of his abortion advocacy and must therefore “not be admitted to Holy Communion until he repents of his sin.”
In a statement on the Diocese of Springfield website, Bishop Paprocki said, “Fourteen Catholic senators voted against the bill that would have prohibited abortions starting at 20 weeks after fertilization, including Sen. Richard Durbin, whose residence is in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.”
You may remember that at the end of January, Senate Democrats successfully filibustered the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act because the 60 vote threshold required to take up the bill for debate was not met.