The document, addressed to all the faithful, points out that Catholics may not receive communion if they are do not accept Church teaching on matters such as abortion and homosexuality. Catholics should refrain from Holy Communion, says the document, "when they lack adherence to what the Church authoritatively teaches on matters of faith and morals."
The question is and always has been, when Kerry, Kennedy, Traviglini, Menino make it clear they will continue to take Christ into the mortal sin cesspool of their soul, will any of them have the fortitude to care enough about their souls (not to mention Christ) to refrain from the dog and pony show that they are in good standing with Christ and should they die, are eligible for Heaven.
While this document to the faithful did not address it, the current Pope Benedict XVI while still as Cardinal Ratzinger the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told the US Bishops that "Apart from an individual's judgement about his worthiness to present himself to receive the Holy Eucharist, the minister of Holy Communion may find himself in the situation where he must refuse to distribute Holy Communion to someone."
Therein lies the misfeasance and malfeasance of their entire vocation.
The most fascinating component of the dog and pony show is that they, along with their diocescan priestly YAYA fraternities will tell themselves they are being nice.
It's nice to carry on the public charade so the flock will get the implicit impression that they too, regardless of their rejection of doctrine, their mortal unconfessed defiant sins, are on the path to salvation.
They are impervious to their sociological and societal quid pro quo - the spiritual chaos and intellectual insanity their "nice" modus operandis have generated.