U.S. Catholic Bishops Consider Barring Biden From Taking Communion


The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has planned to discuss if President Joe Biden and other pro-choice politicians should be banned from Communion because they support abortion.

The Christian Post reports that in June, a general assembly will be held to deliberate if to approve the draft document that would give credence to their consideration 

In the U.S history, after John F. Kennedy, Biden will be the second Roman Catholic president. However, Biden is making efforts to push pro-abortion policies in his administration.

The leader of the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities is Archbishop Joseph Naumann of the Archdiocese of Kansas City. According to the cleric, the abortion policies of Biden negate his Catholic faith. 

Naumann informed the Associated Press that it is a special issue for them since Biden is a Catholic. Likewise, saying that he is a dedicated Catholic and his actions go against the church’s teachings can cause confusion, Naumann said. He continued;

"The Catholic Church's Code of Canon Law teaches that those who are ‘obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.’"

Furthermore, the USCCB's website stated that the body of bishops meets for a General Assembly twice a year to discuss its business and table matters that bother them within their civil and canonical mandates. It also noted that usually, decisions require a "two-thirds majority vote of those bishops present and voting."

If the document is approved by the USCCB, decisions on barring Communion would remain with the individual bishops. Nevertheless, the Associated Press reported that Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Delaware, and Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. said that Biden is allowed Communion at any of the churches he governs.

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