Bishops Renew Debate On Denying Pro-Abortion Biden Communion

Eric Scheiner | April 29, 2021
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The leftist media loves referring to Joe Biden as a “devout Catholic,” but when the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) hold their next national meeting they’ll debate if Biden is even worthy of receiving Communion.

The AP reports that in June, they’ll be clarifying their position on the issue. “It’s taken on new urgency now, in the eyes of many bishops, because Biden — only the second Catholic president — is the first to hold that office while espousing clear-cut support for abortion rights.” 

“Because President Biden is Catholic, it presents a unique problem for us,” Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, told the AP. “It can create confusion. ... How can he say he’s a devout Catholic and he’s doing these things that are contrary to the church’s teaching?”

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone says he envisions the USCCB will issue a statement to the White House that may “move them in their conscience.”

Currently decisions on withholding Communion are left up to individual bishops, but a new document may provide some new guidelines.

American Cardinal Raymond Burke has even discussed the possibility of Catholicism’s ultimate sanction for Biden. According to the AP, he says politicians who “publicly and obstinately” support abortion are “apostates” who not only should be barred from receiving Communion but deserve excommunication.

H/T AP

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