Valin Posted November 18, 2021 Share Posted November 18, 2021 Alpha News The vote comes after several months of internal debate following the election of President Biden. Evan Stambaugh November 18, 2021 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has passed its long-awaited guidance on worthy reception of the Eucharist, though it does not contain a blanket ban on pro-abortion politicians presenting themselves for Holy Communion. On Wednesday morning the document passed by a 222-8 vote, with three bishops abstaining. Applause followed the vote, which took place at the USCCB’s annual fall meeting, the first one in person since 2019. Despite no specific prohibition on the reception of the Eucharist by pro-abortion politicians, the document makes it clear that Catholics in the public sphere have a “special responsibility” to develop their consciences to adhere to the Church’s “faith and moral law,” per The Washington Post. An earlier draft of the document spoke of the responsibility to “embody Church teaching in their service of the common good” instead. (Snip) _______________________________________________________________________ Very Disappointing, but not Surprising. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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