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Patrick Kennedy Denied Communion Because of Pro-Choice Stance

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Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) says he was denied Holy Communion by the Catholic Church because of his pro-choice stance on abortion, according to The New York Times. The Congressman is in a tiff now with Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin, who apparently asked that the Providence, Rhode Island diocese not grant him the rite. Kennedy is the son of the late Ted Kennedy, apparently received a letter from the Bishop in 2007, and read: “In light of the Church’s clear teaching, and your consistent...Read Full Story

Patrick Kennedy -- Congressman back in treatment

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Congressman Patrick Kennedy, who has struggled with addiction to various substances as well as mental illness, is back in the hospital for some unspecified treatment.His office released a statement from Kennedy, saying only he was going to "step away from my normal routine to ensure that I am being as vigilant as possible in my recovery."From an article at the New York Times: Representative Patrick Kennedy, who has long battled both addiction and mental illness, has re-entered some type of...Read Full Story