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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Reprise of the Cuomo-Communion Controversy

My general review of the "Cuomo-Communion Controversy" (previous ILOTL posts on that topic are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) is now available in
Catholic World Report
(May 2011) 33-35. As those who followed this matter well know, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's reception of holy Communion at a Mass celebrated by Albany Bp. Howard Hubbard raised questions not only about Catholic sacramental discipline, but about the deeper relationship between canon law and pastoral practice in the Church. Here's hoping my remarks in CWR shed useful light on those questions.

See also some related statements by, among others, Abp. Michael Sheehan and Bp. Samuel Aquila.