Communion Watch: Where Has Kerry Gone to Catholic Mass Recently?

In recent months, several Roman Catholic bishops have said they'd deny Communion to pro-choice politicians. As presidential candidate (and lifelong Catholic) John Kerry makes his way across the nation campaigning, we're keeping tabs on where and when he receives the Sacrament, to the best of our knowledge.

Monday November 1, 2004
Attended Mass?

Yes


Where:

St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Orlando, FL


Source:St. Petersburg Times
Received Communion?

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Yes


More details:

Kerry attended Mass to celebrate All Saints Day, a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics. American Catholics are required to attend Mass on 4-8 holy days a year, though this requirement is often dropped when the holy day falls on a Saturday or Monday.



Sunday October 31, 2004
Attended Mass?

Yes


Where

: Church of the Holy Angels in Dayton, Ohio


Sources:Associated Press

,

Knight Ridder
Received Communion?

Yes


More details:

When the Dayton priest welcomed Kerry, the church "erupted in applause.... But after Kerry passed in the aisle on the way to his seat, a woman grabbed her husband and stalked out of the church. 'I won't spend a moment with that man,' she muttered."



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