Catholic Bishops are edging closer to formal rebuke as a result of Joe Biden’s pro-choice stance.
According to the Associated Press, President Joe Biden’s pro-choice stance has pushed US Catholic bishops closer to issuing a public reprimand of him, as they approved the creation of a “teaching document” that will contain a scolding of Catholic leaders who go against Church teachings.
The motion was supported by bishops by a vote of 168 to 55, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The doctrine committee of the USCCB intends to write a document that will most likely be reviewed in November. Although Biden has stated that he is opposed to abortion, he believes that Americans should be allowed to have their own opinions.
During Thursday’s election, Bishop Donald Hying of Madison, Wisconsin, said many people are perplexed by Biden’s Catholicism while promoting “the most radical pro-abortion agenda in history.”
He went on to say, “They’re yearning for direction.” Bishops who backed the document’s creation argued it was important to chastise Biden for receiving Communion because of his pro-abortion stance and his recent decision to make abortion more accessible.
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The outcome of the vote was disclosed on Friday, at the end of a three-day virtual meeting of the USCCB.
After nearly three hours of heated debate, the bishops cast their votes confidentially on Thursday.
Opponents of the bill worried that it would depict the bishops as partisans at a time when the country is riven by political conflicts.
The doctrine committee of the USCCB will draft a statement on the meaning of Communion in the life of the church as a result of the vote, which will be submitted for consideration at a future meeting.
A explicit reprimand to Catholic politicians and other public personalities who disobey church teaching on abortion and other major doctrinal issues is included in one section of the statement.
The bishops’ conference, according to Hying, must take action.
Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego replied that a document targeting Catholic politicians would have “destructive ramifications” for the USCCB.
“It would be difficult to prevent the Eucharist from being weaponized,” McElroy added.
Biden is a regular churchgoer. During his presidency, he has taken a number of administrative steps that have been applauded by abortion rights activists.
Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., chairman of the USCCB doctrine committee, said no judgments had been made on the. This is a condensed version of the information.