Boy Denied Communion Because of Cerebral Palsy

A Catholic church turned away 8-year-old Kevin Castro of Floresville, Texas, from his First Communion because he had cerebral palsy, according to the boy's family. When the Rev. Phil Henning of Sacred Heart Catholic Church denied Kevin his first reception of the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, Henning said the boy had "the mental capacity of a 6-month old" and didn't have "sufficient knowledge of Christ" to participate in the religious rite, even though Catholic doctrine doesn't specify...Full Story
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