The Catholic bishops of the United States have voted to draft a doctrinal document on the Eucharist that could rebuke President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others for advocating abortion. pregnant.
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More than 73% of bishops this week voted at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to approve the drafting of the meaning of the Eucharist in the church. The move is likely to result in the refusal to receive communion for Mr Biden, Ms Pelosi and other Catholic officials in the Biden administration.
Mr. Biden, a Catholic, has long supported abortion. Before the bishops’ vote, he said: “It’s a personal matter, and I don’t think it’s going to happen.”
Bishop Donald Hying of Madison, Wisconsin, said on Thursday (June 17) that many Catholics are baffled by a President who attends Mass regularly but supports “the most radical pro-abortion agenda in history.”
In 2019, a Catholic priest in South Carolina refused to celebrate Mass for Biden because of his pro-abortion stance. In recent months, some priests and bishops have said that pro-abortion politicians should not receive the Eucharist. Biden’s critics have long said he should adapt his political views to Catholicism.
Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Cordileone argued that “the whole country is looking at us” and “if we do not act courageously, clearly and convincingly on this core Catholic value, how can we expect to be taken seriously in the Other problems?” The Washington Post reported.
Earlier, Mr. Cordileone said Catholic priests should refuse to perform Mass for elected officials who support abortion.
Catholics for Choice, a liberal Catholic group, harshly criticized Thursday’s vote, claiming “the bishops chose party over pastor.” and wanted to incite “tension and division.”
Meanwhile the Vatican is trying to slow down the drafting of the document by the American bishops. Last month, the Vatican’s Catechism office tried to intervene and urge “open and calm dialogue” on the issue.
Ultimately, the text to be voted on this week will need Vatican approval to be considered a “recognition”.
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