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Bishops, others weigh in on President Biden and the reception of Holy Communion

April 29, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: In June, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops will vote on whether to permit its doctrine committee to proceed with the drafting of a document. “I do not see how depriving the president or other political leaders of the Eucharist based on their public policy stance can be interpreted in our society as anything other than a weaponization of the Eucharist ... to pummel them into submission,” said Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego.

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  • Posted by: FrHughM - Apr. 30, 2021 4:36 AM ET USA

    It is of course the ecclesial nature of the Eucharist as the public manifestation of the Body of Christ, not its "weaponisation", which prevents the participation of public dissenters. As Wednesday's Gospel says: "I, the Light, have manifested in the world ... It is not I who reject ... the word I have spoken does". If the Bishops fail this time around, this judgment, and that of history, falls on them. the word itself that I have spoken will be his judge