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Written by BY KATHY SCHIFFER 07/09/2016

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (Photo credit: “Lasalleexplorer”, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Archbishop Charles Chaput is “not Christian”?
 That’s the claim made by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, who disagrees with the archbishop’s recent directive to priests in his archdiocese to deny communion to gay, divorced and unwed couples. Kenney, who was raised in an Irish Catholic family and who attended St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, tweeted his dissatisfaction with the archbishop’s statement:

Actually, though, Mayor Kenney disagrees not only with the archbishop, but with the longstanding teaching of the Catholic Church.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church (paragraph 1415) states:

Anyone who desires to receive Christ in Eucharistic communion must be in the state of grace. Anyone aware of having sinned mortally must not receive communion without having received absolution in the sacrament of penance.

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