The last few days there have been many articles written and news reports of a very courageous priest from South Carolina who refused the sacrament of Holy Eucharist to former vsice-president Joe Biden because of his strong convictions on abortion. (see link below to one of these article)
While we are all sinners, we who are Catholic, approach the communion rail, hopefully, in the state of grace so as not to incur a more grave sin of receiving the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ with tainted souls.
Abortion is a mortal sin, one which needs to be confessed and forgiven before receiving the sacrament of Holy Eucharist.
As you can imagine, the phone in the rectory of St. Anthony’s Church has been ringing constantly and the secretary of this parish has asked for prayer.
I’m asking not only for prayers for Father Morey and his parish, but I would encourage all to write a note of support to him as well.
You can contact him at: Rev. Robert E. Morey, St. Anthony Catholic Church, 2536 Hoffmeyer Rd, Florence, SC 29501 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And let’s pray also for Joe Biden, our elected officials and all who hold authority over us that they will follow God’s law and His Will and not their own.