KS Archbishop Tells Pro-Abortion Gov. Sebelius To Refrain From Communion And Amend Her Life

Sebelius’ rebellion to Church leadership prompts stern rebuke

Topeka, KS – Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann has told Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to refrain from presenting herself for Holy Communion until she takes “the necessary steps for amendment of her life which would include a public repudiation of her previous efforts and actions in support of laws and policies sanctioning abortion.”

Sebelius is known as an aggressive supporter of radical abortion rights and has vetoed a number of pieces of common-sense legislation over the years that would have reigned in an out-of-control abortion industry in Kansas.

As a result, abortion mills remain uninspected in spite of documented filthy conditions, and abortion laws meant to protect women and viable babies remain unenforced.

Sebelius has close ties to abortionist George R. Tiller, who has funneled huge amounts of campaign contributions to Sebelius in the past. Tiller currently faces 19 criminal charges, a grand jury investigation, and two open investigations with the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts for criminal conduct and violations of the standard of care. Nevertheless, Sebelius remains supportive of Tiller and his notorious abortion business.

“We believe evidence exists that shows that Sebelius has strong personal and political ties to Tiller, and has used her political influence to cover up for crimes committed by Tiller and his associates in order to maintain the flow of abortion money into Kansas politics, thus furthering her own political career,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

“It is because of her policies that three abortionists come to Kansas to commit the latest of late-term abortions from states that prohibit them. It is also because of her policies that women come to Kansas from all over the world for the latest of late-term abortions that are banned elsewhere. These people come to kill viable babies because they know as long as Sebelius is governor that Kansas laws prohibiting post-viability abortions will not be enforced.”

“Sebelius stands in open rebellion to the teachings and requests of her Church,” said Newman. “We join Archbishop Naumann in calling on Sebelius to repent from her support of abortion, and to amend her life to undo some of the human devastation and tragedy for which her public policies and private cover ups are responsible.”

Read Bishop Naumann’s full statement

  • Sarah

    Its not just standing against the CHURCH but anyone that supports abortion is standing against GOD. You CANNOT be a Christian of ANY denomination and take communion which is the body and blood of Christ while supporting abortion. The Bible warns that if you take communion while refusing to confess and deny sin in your life you put your life in danger. The Bible says “many sleep” which means many have died for taking communion unworthily. It is sacred and God takes it very seriously. For these so called Catholics to flaunt their love of baby-killing and then trot up to the front of the Church to receive the body of Christ is sickening. Its about time the Catholic church, and ALL Christian churches crack down on this. Lets show some concern for Sebelius’s soul!

  • Maureen

    I applaud Archbishop Naumann’s decision. He obviously tried all opportunities to reach her, including several private meetings.

    I’m Catholic and I know this has been debated for a long time.

    It has taken courage for Archbishop Naumann to make this public statement. I believe he is the first.

    If you want to send letters of support, the address for the
    Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas is as follows:

    12615 Parallel Parkway
    Kansas City, Kansas

    (913) 721-1570 Phone
    (913)721-1577 Fax

    Their website includes a link for “contact us,” which allows the opportunity to send e-mails to the Archdiocese.


    God bless all of you, and God bless Archbishop Naumann.


    New Jersey

  • Steven

    I wonder if the church will really keep her from taking communion, or will they just keep asking her to refrain?

  • According to Canon Law quoted on EWTN’s show “The World Over”, it’s up to the bishop to issue the warning, however the minister of Communion has the responsibility to refuse her IF he is aware.