Abortion supporters are outside the Church, says Mexican cardinal: "Abortion supporters are outside the Church, says Mexican cardinal
Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez
Mexico City, Oct 14, 2008 / 11:51 am (CNA).- The Archbishop of Guadalajara, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, said this week those who promote and approve laws in favor of abortion are outside the Catholic Church and should not receive Communion.
During his homily at the Mass in honor of Our Lady of Zapopan, the cardinal encouraged those present to defend life from conception to natural death.
“Abortion defenders will not go to the eternal banquet, murderers will not go to the eternal banquet, the unjust who strip the poor of everything and leave them to die of hunger and illness will not go the eternal banquet either, because they are against life,” Cardinal Iniguez explained.
Before the hundreds of faithful gathered in the church, the cardinal stated, “Three years ago in Rome [the Church] said that those who do not defend life and who promote abortion and similar things through laws should not approach to receive Communion. They are not worthy to receive this sacred mystery.”
Likewise, the cardinal reminded those present that the intention of their celebration was to “pray to the Virgin for respect for life and the family, which is the sanctuary of life, it is where life is born and grows.”"