ALL calls on Archbishop Wuerl to enforce Cannon 915 at Red Mass
American Life League Thursday called on Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl to enforce Canon 915 at the annual Red Mass at St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral on Oct. 5.
The Catholic Code of Canon Law requires that all those who persist in “manifestly grave sin” are not to be permitted to receive the Holy Eucharist.
“We implore Archbishop Wuerl to exercise his duty to protect the Holy Eucharist from the sacrilege of pro-abortion politicians receiving the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ,” said Judie Brown, president of American Life League.
The Red Mass has been notoriously attended by politicians who actively support abortion and contraception – a position that is unequivocally opposed by the Catholic Church.
“The Blessed Sacrament has been desecrated in years past at this Mass by politicians with blood on their hands,” Brown said. “We hope and pray that this year, Archbishop Wuerl has the courage to be a real shepherd and leader of his flock by protecting our most sacred Sacrament.”
The Red Mass is a special Mass celebrated for those involved in the government and legal system. Catholics believe these officials’ power comes from God – therefore they have a sacred duty to govern with justice and protect the most innocent and defenseless among us – the preborn.”The Red Mass should be the perfect opportunity for Archbishop Wuerl to send a message to pro-abortion politicians everywhere – it is not possible to be Catholic and support abortion.”