Jump to content

USCCB refuses blanket ban on pro-abortion politicians receiving Eucharist


Recommended Posts

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.



Very Disappointing, but not Surprising.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • 1685386520
  • Create New...