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U.S. Catholic Bishops May Press Biden to Stop Taking Communion

posted on May 4, 2021

David Crary of the Associated Press reports, “When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June, they’ll be deciding whether to send a tougher-than-ever message to President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians: Don’t receive Communion if you persist in public advocacy of abortion rights.” The proposal is outlined in a document that will be voted on by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine, and it defers the final decision to the bishop of the individual in question. Some leaders, including Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego, have criticized the proposal. He said during an online forum, “I don’t see how depriving the president or other political leaders of the Eucharist based on their public policy stance can be interpreted in our society as anything other than a weaponization of the Eucharist to pummel them into submission.”

Read at The Associated Press