DETROIT — The Catholic Archbishop of Detroit says that that Catholics who receive Communion while advocating in favor of same-sex marriage is an act of “perjury,” while a local theology professor advised that those who “promote” gay marriage should not try to receive holy Communion.
Edward Peters, who teaches Catholic canon law at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and acts as a legal adviser to theVatican, wrote on his blog last week that, “Catholics who promote same-sex marriage act contrary to Catholic law.”
“They should not approach for holy Communion” — one of the seven sacraments of theCatholic Church — Peters said.
Vigneron added, “For a Catholic to receive holy Communion and still deny the revelation Christ entrusted to the church is to try to say two contradictory things at once: ‘I believe the church offers the saving truth of Jesus, and I reject what the church teaches.’”
“In effect, they would contradict themselves,” he said, saying the Church wants to help its members “avoid this personal disaster.”
This is not the first time Peters has suggested withholding Communion for supporting same-sex marriage.
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