The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will determine at their next meeting in June whether President Joe Biden and other politicians who support abortion should be urged to stop receiving Communion, according to the Associated Press.
Biden is the second Catholic president ever — the first being John F. Kennedy, who was not vocal about abortion and nominated pro-life Justice Byron White to the Supreme Court. Supporting abortion “is a grave moral evil,” said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, the chair of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities.
“Because President Biden is Catholic, it presents a unique problem for us,” Naumann also told the AP. “It can create confusion. … How can he say he’s a devout Catholic and he’s doing these things that are contrary to the church’s teaching?”
A document is set to be prepared for the upcoming U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The group leading the effort, the Committee on Doctrine, will reportedly clarify