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Wed May 26, 2021, 12:05 PM

Divided US Catholic bishops will debate Communion policy

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops plans to devote part of its national meeting next month to the sensitive issue of which Catholics are worthy of receiving Communion, despite calls for a delay.

Dozens of bishops had requested the USCCB president, Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, postpone the debate until a later meeting, when they could meet in person rather than virtually. But prompt action is being sought by some conservative bishops who want to signal that President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians who support abortion rights should not receive Communion.

The conservatives are now heartened, as Gomez confirmed in a memo Saturday that the topic is on the agenda of the June meeting. A vote is scheduled on whether the conference’s Committee on Doctrine should draft a document addressing the Communion issue and present it at a later date.

An explanation of the agenda item makes clear that one of the subtopics will be the receiving of Communion by cultural and political leaders.

https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-religion-2c8720d83c8d24f145c249c405ebca3e

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Reply Divided US Catholic bishops will debate Communion policy (Original post)
left-of-center2012 May 2021 OP
wryter2000 May 2021 #1
SWBTATTReg May 2021 #2
shrike3 May 2021 #5
MOMFUDSKI May 2021 #3
shrike3 May 2021 #4
demosincebirth May 2021 #6
No Vested Interest May 2021 #7
shrike3 May 2021 #8

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 12:19 PM

1. Because I'm a Christian

This makes me furious beyond belief. Communion is the most important sacrament we can have, and for any human being to believe he (and I do mean he) has the ability or the right to determine who's worthy is arrogance in the extreme. And deliberate cruelty. If they ever have to face the person they supposedly represent, I'm sure he'll have a few choice words for them.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Wed May 26, 2021, 12:53 PM

2. Would Jesus withhold food and water from someone if they didn't believe or the like?

Seems rather far fetched and irresponsible of these people to threaten this action (no communion) on others for their beliefs.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Thu May 27, 2021, 11:58 AM

5. I know. Just when I think the bishops can't embarrass me more.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 04:48 PM

3. This is the kind of

horseshit the church has been doling out forever. Why I walked away at age 18. Why I have made my own decisions thru life regarding birth control, divorce, remarriage, and lots more. There is no man on earth that can tell me what to do/think. BAH

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Response to MOMFUDSKI (Reply #3)

Thu May 27, 2021, 11:58 AM

4. Just a reminder, this is the Catholic and Orthodox group.


Welcome to the Catholic & Orthodox Group. This is a safe haven group where discussions about Catholicism and Orthodoxy take place in a forum free from gratuitous attacks or derision of religion and religious beliefs. There are other places for those who really like to do that. Our focus is on the beliefs and traditions of Catholicism and Orthodoxy. For the rest, welcome, and pax vobiscum. Peace be among you.


Constructive criticism of the politics of the Catholic hierarchy is permitted, but no incendiary attacks on the Catholic and/or Orthodox faiths will be tolerated.

There's a similar thread in Religion. Maybe you'd want to join in the discussion there.

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Response to shrike3 (Reply #4)

Thu May 27, 2021, 08:56 PM

6. I second your motion.

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Response to shrike3 (Reply #4)

Fri May 28, 2021, 09:15 PM

7. Thank you, shrike3, for addressing the problem of violating the "safe haven" policy.

This happens every now and then.
It's usually from a newcomer to DU.
Some Safe Haven groups post that announcement up front.
Too bad there's sometimes a need to do that.
I don't know if there's an active moderator for this group at this time - likely not.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #7)

Sat May 29, 2021, 09:50 AM

8. I've done it before. I think sometimes people click on a link without checking to see where it is.


I try to give them the benefit of the doubt.

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