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Petition to Bishop Francis DiLorenzo

Please read Dan’s article Should Holy Communion Be Distributed to Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine? here.


Petition to Bishop Francis DiLorenzo to Instruct the Refusal of the
Distribution of Holy Communion to Senator Tim Kaine


Dear Bishop DiLorenzo,

Under the provisions of Canon 915, and on the further grounds to prevent Eucharistic sacrilege, to prevent scandal to the faithful, and judgment upon Senator Tim Kaine, I respectfully petition you to publicly declare that if Senator Tim Kaine with obstinate persistence, still presents himself to receive the Holy Eucharist, as Cardinal Ratzinger wrote, “the minister of Holy Communion must refuse to distribute it.” (Please see

I further petition you to follow the good example of Bishop Chrysostom. Bishop St. John Chrysostom told his priests, “Though a captain or a governor, nay, even one adorned with the imperial crown, approach [the table of the Lord] unworthily, prevent him; you have greater authority than he . . . Beware lest you excite the Lord to wrath, and give a sword instead of food. And if a new Judas should approach the Communion, prevent him. Fear God, not man. If you fear man, he will treat you with scorn; if you fear God, you will appear venerable even to men.”

Thank you for your consideration.