The United States Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday will debate whether President Joe Biden's support for abortion rights would disqualify him from receiving communion, an issue that deepened rifts around the church since the Democrat took office.
Since conservative conservatives are prone to conflicts of interest with churches and traditions, the bishops were planning to talk about a document clarifying the meaning of Communion at their conference in Baltimore to discuss the problem of how to receive communion. The bishops disagreed, as the paper does not define the eligibility for prominent Catholics like Biden to receive communion, because religions oppose church teaching.
The meeting runs through Thursday, and the document needs a yes vote from two-thirds of the conference to pass.
Some conservative bishops have argued that the conference must criticize politicians like Biden who support abortion rights contrary to church teaching. That contingent has called for the document to set explicit standards of eligibility for receiving sacrament.
Others cautioned against attacking the Eucharist and withholding it in order to punish specific political stances.
One study found that 55% of U.S. Catholics think abortion should be legal in all or most cases, compared to 59% of the general population.
Biden, the first Catholic president since John F. Kennedy last month, had pledged to protect abortion rights against states' increasingly restrictive laws. Last month, his administration ordered the Supreme Court to block Texas abortions after six weeks.
A Gallup poll in March showed that nearly 20 percent of american Catholics have left the church in the past two decades. The allegations of sexual abuse are looming despite a lack of access to a diverse program.
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In the talk of the conference, the spokeswoman declined to comment on the draft.
The conference states on its website that it won't implement a "national policy" on avoiding politicians withholding communion.
Biden visited the Vatican last month by a secret, privately and briefly with Pope Francis, and then announced that the pope had told him that he was a "good Catholic" who can get communion.
Pope Francis, who ruffled many conservative Catholics since his election in 2013, criticized American bishops for staking the issue of a political and non-technical way.