Here is letter by Bishop Michael Sheridan, S.T.D. on Amendment 43 and Referendum I relating to same-sex marriage in Colorado. His letter is very forthright, as he usually is. Though some of it seems more like a blog post than an pastoral letter. He uses Wrong!, Wrong again!, and Wrong yet again in his letter.
The Commonweal blog wasn’t pleased so you know the letter reflected Church teaching.
It is well known that the Bishop has threatened to deny Holy Communion to Catholics who vote for candidates who support same sex marriage, same sex unions, abortion, or euthanasia. Curiously, the Bishop does not support denying Holy Communion to Catholics who vote for candidates who support the death penalty, torture, or unjust war.
Have you ever met anybody that supported unjust war? They also say that the bishop does not support withholding Communion for candidates who support torture. What do they base this charge on? He has never said no such thing. Has there been a Catholic politician in his diocese advocating torture for him to react to? I bet that since his short list on withholding Communion does not include torture that this is their evidence. By this lousy reasoning the bishop also does not support withholding Communion for politicians who support racism, genocide, rape, and murder. Since there post talks only about "death penalty, torture, or unjust war." I guess that proves that this writer does not support withholding Communion from Candidates who want to nuke Iran.
When will progressives learn that to bring up the death penalty whenever abortion is mentioned only shows their ignorance and that by doing this they will not be taken seriously.
There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia.
From that little known theologian Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger who I think had his name change. I agree with what Pope John Paul II wrote in The Gospel of Life, but progressives do little to advance a culture of life when they engage in moral relativism.