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Joe Biden Reportedly Denied Communion at a South Carolina Church Because of His Stance on Abortion

posted on October 31, 2019

The Washington Post’s Sarah Pulliam Bailey reports that former Vice President Joe Biden was reportedly denied communion during a campaign stop at a Catholic church in South Carolina because he supports abortion rights. This incident is part of an ongoing debate within the Church over how to treat politicians who hold beliefs in conflict with church teachings. Bailey writes, “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bishop, San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, has suggested publicly that politicians who favor legal abortion should be refused Communion. But other church leaders, including Washington’s recently retired archbishop Donald Wuerl, have openly disagreed.”

Read at The Washington Post