Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, formerly the Archbishop of St. Louis and now head of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature, clearly defined the last 30 years of history of the Democratic Party:
"At this point the Democratic Party risks transforming itself definitely into a 'party of death' because of its choices on bioethical questions ... the party that [once] helped our immigrant parents and grandparents better integrate and prosper in American society...is not the same anymore."Pro-life Democrats are "rare, unfortunately."
The Archbishop also reinforced not giving Communion to pro-choice politicians, citing Joseph Ratzinger's words in 2004:
"it is not licit to give holy Communion to one who is publicly and obstinately a sinner. And it is logical that one who publicly and obstinately acts in favor of procured abortion enters into this category."
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