No communion comment from Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo has refused to respond to comments by canon lawyer Edward N. Peters that he he should be barred from receiving communion because he’s living with his girlfriend, Sandra Lee.

The day after he was inaugurated, Cuomo received communion at an Albany church from Bishop Howard Hubbard. That move has drawn fire from a consultant to the Vatican’s highest court, Edward Peters, who attacked the governor’s living situation and said the bishop engaged in a “failure of pastoral care” by offering communion to the divorced governor.

“My religion is a private matter and I believe most people’s is. If they choose to keep their religion private they can. For me I choose to keep my religious practices private and not discuss it in the political arena,” Cuomo told reporters Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Bishop Hubbard said in a statement that “it is unfair and imprudent to make a pastoral judgment about a particular situation without knowing all the facts.”


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