The Hill reports:
Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a document clarifying that they will not create “a national policy on withholding Communion from politicians,” seeking to tamp down on escalating debate within the church over banning communion for President Biden.
The move came days after a committee voted to begin creating a teaching document on the Holy Eucharist, or the meaning of communion, sparking questions about whether or not the document would include guidelines for politicians who support abortion rights such as Biden.
The conference emphasized that “the document being drafted is not meant to be disciplinary in nature, nor is it targeted at any one individual or class of persons,” while adding that it would detail “the responsibility of every Catholic” to live in accordance with the Eucharist.
Read the full article. Earlier this month Pope Francis warned US bishops against banning communion for Biden and other top Democrats. Among those pressing for the ban was San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, the viciously anti-LGBT “father” of California’s Proposition 8.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 26, 2021