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U.S. Catholic Bishops to Discuss if Biden Should Be Denied Communion over Pro-Abortion, Pro-LGBTQ St

Christian Headlines - This week, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will convene to discuss whether or not President Joe Biden will be allowed to receive Communion while endorsing abortion and LGBTQ rights.

The bishops, who will meet virtually from Wednesday to Friday for their annual meeting, will determine whether to ask the Committee on Doctrine to draft a teaching document on the topic of Communion, Reuters reports.

If the document is commissioned, it can be a strong symbolic rebuke of individuals with views contrary to Catholic teaching. The bishops would then proceed to review an amendable draft in their fall meeting.

In 2004, the conference issued a statement that said individual bishops could determine whether to deny Communion to pro-choice Catholic politicians.

According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, direct abortion or willful is "gravely contrary to the moral law," and marriage should be between a man and a woman, not members of the same sex.

Biden, a professing Catholic, has caused concern among church leaders because of his support for abortion and same-sex marriage.

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