Sunday, October 18, 2015

NJ Catholic Archbishop: No Communion for Invalid Marriage or LGBT Advocacy

A Roman Catholic archbishop based in New Jersey has stated that those involved in marriages not recognized by the Church cannot receive the sacrament of Communion.

The Most Reverend John J. Myers, head of the Archdiocese of Newark, released a statement earlier this week saying that "Catholics must be in a marriage recognized as valid by the Church to receive Holy Communion or the other sacraments."

"Non-Catholics and any Catholic who publicly rejects Church teaching or discipline, either by public statements or by joining or supporting organizations which do so, are not to receive the Sacraments," stated Myers.

"[Catholics,] especially ministers and others who represent the Church, should not participate in or be present at … events intended to endorse or support those who reject or ignore Church teaching and Canon Law."

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