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Cardinal Dolan: would not deny Communion to Biden

November 04, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan said that although he would not criticize a South Carolina priest for refusing Communion to former vice president Joseph Biden, he would not take the same step himself. On the question of whether he would administer the Eucharist to someone in a state of manifest public sin, the cardinal said: “It’s never come up.”

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Nov. 05, 2019 7:31 PM ET USA

    Another dumb statement. It has not come up is not an answer. He is confusing the faithful but in New York that seems to be the thing to do. Look at what the Coumos get away with in public all the time. Don't hear the bishops making a formal argument for their wrongdoing. Sad but we need Bishops and priests with spines.

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 04, 2019 6:52 PM ET USA

    "It's never come up"? Why do I have the feeling he is understating? It seems like there are at least a few Catholic politicians in New York who are ardent promoters of abortion and infanticide. I hope he is not following the lead of other Catholic prelates who in the current state of confusion, of denigration of "rules and doctrines," of resurgence of the "fundamental option" theology, of the denial of an eternal estrangement from God, of refusal to baptize--who seem to scandalize the faithful.