Catholic Bishops to Clarify Whether Biden Should Take Communion

May 5, 2021

Joe Biden and other pro-abortion Catholic politicians are expected to be part of the discussion in June when U.S. Catholic bishops meet for their next national meeting.
 
Biden is the second Catholic president following John F. Kennedy, but he is the first to occupy the Oval Office while clearly supporting and promoting abortion rights.
 
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine will prepare a document for USCCB to clarify the church’s stance on the issue, according to the Associated Press. If approved, it would make clear the USCCB’s view that Biden and other Catholic public figures with similar viewpoints should not present themselves for Communion, said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, who chairs the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities.
 
Naumann believes Biden must be publicly rebuked for his advocacy of abortion.
 
“How can he say he’s a devout Catholic and he’s doing these things that are contrary to the church’s teaching?” Naumann told the AP.
 
Current USCCB policy allows decisions on withholding Communion in the hands of individual bishops. In Biden’s case, Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Delaware, and Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C., would make the decision, and they have already made it clear that Biden is welcome to receive communion at the churches they oversee.
 
 
Source:
Crary, D. (2021, April 28). US Catholic bishops may press Biden to stop taking communion. Retrieved May 04, 2021, from https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-government-and-politics-religion-22e0d1ba299fe8693013036e3cc85c81




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