Who’s Really Weaponizing the Eucharist?| National Catholic Register

In the wake of the decision by the U.S. bishops to include a treatment of Eucharistic consistency in a new bishops’ statement about the Eucharist, pro-abortion Catholic politicians and their supporters in the media rushed to collectively accuse the U.S. bishops of “weaponizing” the Eucharist. But it’s not the bishops who are politicizing this matter. It’s the pro-abortion Catholic politicians themselves — notably including President Joe Biden — who are doing that. By insisting on receiving Communion, despite their actions in support of legal abortion that are in total contradiction to what the Church teaches about the sanctity of human life, they are the ones seeking to wield the central sacrament of our Catholic faith as a political weapon. To properly understand what’s in play, it’s necessary first to debunk a couple of the misrepresentations propagated by pro-legal-abortion Catholic politicians and their supporters. The U.S. bishops did not vote in favor of establishing a national policy mandating that pastors would be required to deny the Eucharist to wayward political Catholics. Decisions about the fitness of individual politicians to receive the Blessed Sacrament will remain in the hands of their local bishops. A national policy was never what the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ leadership had in mind when they included this issue in the proposed outline of the Eucharistic document they have now been authorized to craft ahead of the three-year National Eucharistic Revival that is scheduled to commence next year.

Who’s Really Weaponizing the Eucharist?| National Catholic Register

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