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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Approves Communion Document Without Singling Out Politicians Who Back Abortion Rights

posted on November 19, 2021

MIchelle Boorstein of The Washington Post reports, “U.S. Catholic bishops Wednesday avoided an internal standoff, approving a statement about Communion that was launched as a way to call out President Biden over his support of abortion rights but after an outcry became a general restating of the sacrament’s centrality.” After the election, some American Catholic bishops advocated denying Communion to the Catholic president and other politicians who support abortion rights. Boorstein writes, “In the end, the document did not mention politicians who support abortion rights or single out abortion in particular.” The vote, which happened at the annual fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was 222 in favor, with eight opposed and three abstaining.

Read at The Washington Post