Unrepentant ex-politicians are ineligible, according to Cardinal Egan. I had always heard that Rudy Giuliani refrained from the Eucharist on his own initiative because, in the Church’s view, of his irregular marital situation. The cardinal says it was a negotiation over his stance on abortion.
This is a curious hierarchy of morality, pitting a theoretical viewpoint a person is in no position on which to act versus being in an active state of sin. Watch out: people who pay taxes to cooperate with evil governments that don’t outlaw abortion might be next.
Seriously, we’re in for another round of electoral fun, aren’t we?