Catholic Bishop, Kevin Doran, has stated on RTE Radio 1 in an interview with Sean O’Rourke this Monday that people who voted Yes to remove the constitutional protection of the life of unborn babies should go to confession.
Voting for the legalisation of abortion is a mortal Sin, according to Catholic doctrine, and only those truly penitent who seek forgiveness through confession can receive absolution.
Bishop Doran said he found it “surprising” that the majority of people voted to repeal the 8th Amendment.
On Sunday a Priest in a South Dublin church caused controversy for upholding Catholic teaching during Mass when he said that those who voted yes in Friday’s referendum have no business coming to the alter to receive Holy Communion.
Those who are in a state of mortal Sin are not permitted to receive Communion in the Catholic Church.
These comments have caused significant controversy and outburst of anger on social media, but others have applauded them saying that Catholic teaching shouldn’t be altered to suit modern day politically correct standards.