Kennedy: Barred from Communion

WASHINGTON — Providence Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has forbidden Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy to receive the Roman Catholic sacrament of Holy Communion because of his advocacy of abortion rights, the Rhode Island Democrat said Friday.

Editor’s note: If a bishop with some “guts” had done the same for the late Senator Kennedy around thirty years ago, there’s a very good chance that abortion would not be a pivotal and controversial health care issue today.

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