Bishop Mark Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virgina, and Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio, said the bishops are responding to an apparent lack of belief in the Church’s teaching on the Eucharist.
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‘First Things’ published the San Francisco shepherd’s paragraph-by-paragraph response to the ‘statement of principles.’
‘I believe unborn children need the president of the United States and members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to be their friends and advocates,’ said Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., on Tuesday, before the House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an opportunity to vote on a prohibition of taxpayer-funded abortion.
The bishops’ voted overwhelmingly to support the creation of a unified and comprehensive approach to ministry for America’s Indigenous peoples.
Rep. Ted Lieu, one of the signers of a statement by Catholic Democrats who support abortion, issued tweets from his personal Twitter account that criticized the U.S. bishops.
Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens of St. Paul and Minneapolis and chair of the bishops’ evangelization committee, presented the plan to his fellow bishops during their virtual spring meeting June 18.
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, said some public officials prompted the debate about Communion by approaching the altar rail while supporting policies contrary to Church teaching.
USCCB Meeting: Debate Erupts Over Allowing Unlimited Debate on Proposal to Draft Document on Eucharist
The controversy over the document, which intends to touch the issue of reception of Communion by Catholic politicians who promote legal abortion within a broader context of Eucharistic coherence, overtook this week’s USCCB spring assembly meeting almost as soon as it started.
‘It falls to the Church in this moment to defend the truth about God the Creator and the truth about the sanctity of the human person and the unity of the human family in God's plan for creation.’