CBS news The Colorado bishop is telling Catholics they cannot take part in Communion if they vote for politicians taking stands against Church teachings. Interestingly, he limits the "issues" to abortion, stem cell research, and gay marriage, while conveniently not mentioning the death penalty. Guess he isn't so much a Catholic as a Republican. Several of the races in the area are between two people, both of whom are for one of the "evil issues". So Catholics can't even vote in those races? I can accept religious leaders telling followers that they cannot receive Communion if they themselves act against Church teachings. But to deny a vote... should Catholics shun every person not following all the teachings as well? It seems to be moving into the same territory of how many people feel about the Taliban putting forth edicts on all aspects of public and personal life.