There is ANOTHER reason to deny Communion to pro-abortion politicians
That other reason is that the pro-abortion Catholic politicians have voted, at the federal, state and local levels, for laws that PERSECUTE THEIR FELLOW CATHOLICS and other pro-lifers, including our beloved pro-life Catholic priests.
E.g., the pro-abortion group People for the American [sic] Way lists Catholic pro-aborts Joseph Biden, Thomas Dodd, Tom Harkin, Teddy Kennedy, John Kerry, Patrick Leahy and Barbara Mikulski as being among the U.S. senators in 1994 who voted for the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (FACE), which prescribes draconian punishments for pro-life activists.
If you are a Catholic pro-lifer who kneels and reads the Bible and prays the Rosary and reads U.S. bishops' pro-life statements in an abortion business driveway, your pro-abortion politician fellow Catholics have made sure that you will go to FEDERAL PRISON and be sued besides.
How can our bishops give Communion to turncoats -- Catholic Quislings -- who are persecuting their fellow Catholics?
If persecuting fellow Catholics is not a mortal sin, what is? If persecuting fellow Catholics and simultaneously receiving Communion is not public scandal, what is?
Would St. Peter and St. Paul say "I am not a gatekeeper" and give Communion to Catholics in ancient Rome who turned on their fellow Catholics and helped Nero persecute them?
Cardinal Mahony, Archbishop Niederauer and Archbishop Wuerl, what have you to say about this?