Yahoo! News - Bishop Issues Strong Anti-Abortion Edict:
"Catholics who vote for politicians in favor of abortion rights, stem-cell research, euthanasia or gay marriage may not receive Communion until they recant and repent in the confessional, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Colorado Springs said. "
"Sheridan said some Catholics have challenged him to extend his list of positions out of step with church teaching to include the death penalty or the war with Iraq (news - web sites). But Sheridan said he doesn't believe those matters carry the same weight."
-- Well at least someone has addressed the 'Death Penalty' question on this whole point. From a theology viewpoint I don't really get this 'some stuff is worse than others' viewpoint.