Deny communion to Cuomo, says canon lawyer
Peters, a professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, who last year was named by Pope Benedict as a consultant to the Apostolic Signatura, called the governor’s living situation “public concubinage” in his blog on Jan. 4, the New York Times reports.
He added in a recent interview that Mr. Cuomo, who is Catholic, must refrain from taking communion under canon law.
“The governor, with complete freedom, is publicly acting in violation of a fundamental moral expectation of the church,” Dr. Peters wrote in response to written questions from Cybercast News Service, a conservative Web site, which published his remarks Monday.
“His taking holy communion,” Dr. Peters wrote, “is objectively sacrilegious.”
A spokesman for Mr. Cuomo, Josh Vlasto, declined to comment.
A Call to Deny Communion to Cuomo (New York Times)