Monday, June 26, 2017

Catholic Bishop in Illinois: No Communion or Funeral Rites for Same-Sex Couples

The hierarchical Catholic Church is continuing in it's ways of creating and encouraging hierarchies.

An Illinois bishop has decreed that he will allow no communion or funeral rights for people in same-sex marriages.

Bishop Thomas Paprocki bans priests and parish staff from performing same-sex marriages or allowing same-sex weddings or receptions at any Catholic facilities. People in same-sex marriages "should not present themselves for Holy Communion, nor should they be admitted to Holy Communion." A person in a same-sex marriage who is facing death may only receive communion after expressing "repentance for his or her sins."
Finally, Paprocki writes that "unless they have given some signs of repentance before their death," people in same-sex marriages may not receive a Catholic funeral.