The special assembly was set to begin Monday evening with Vespers, an opening address by Archbishop Fisher, a reception, dinner, and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
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The measure passed by a vote of 168 to 55, with six abstentions.
Most bishops voiced support for a teaching document on Holy Communion, but some pushed for the removal of the section that would address public officials who are at odds with the Church on abortion and other issues.
The proposed document “isn’t anything brand new,” Bishop Burbidge said on Wednesday, at a press conference following the USCCB proceedings. “It’s what the Church has always taught in the Eucharist.”