In a sign of solidarity amongst Catholic Bishops, Catholic News Agency has reported that Archdiocese of Washington's Abp. Wuerl will maintain the request of Abp. Naumann that the Obama designated appointee for the position of Director of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, a 30 year advocate for legalized abortion, should not present herself for Communion while in D.C.
This is exactly the kind of unity and solidarity that Catholics hope to see more of from our bishops across the nation!
CNA Story Here: Sebelius Communion ban to apply in Washington
If Sebelius’ nomination as HHS Secretary is accepted and she moves to Washington D.C., she will face the same request to not receive Communion.
According to the Washington Times, Archbishop Naumann contacted Archbishop Wuerl and informed him of the discussions he had held with Gov. Sebelius.
A spokesman for Archbishop Wuerl, confirmed to the Washington Times that church officials in Washington would support Naumann’s admonition and act accordingly.