Archbishop: Ks. governor should stop taking communion

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius should stop taking Communion until she repudiates her support for the “serious moral evil” of abortion, the Catholic archbishop for northeast Kansas says.

In a column published in the archdiocesan newspaper The Leaven, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, cited the Catholic governor's recent veto of a bill imposing new restrictions on abortion providers and called on her to take the “necessary steps for amendment of her life.”

Naumann later told The Kansas City Star that would involve a confession, a public apology and a promise to undo the damage done by her “scandalous behavior that has misled people into dangerous behavior.”

Sebelius spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran said the governor had not seen the column, but said “receiving Communion has not been a problem in the past for her.”

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