A group of Church Leaders at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops voted Friday to draft a “formal document” on whether politicians who advocate positions against Catholic Doctrine can still receive Communion at Mass.
The focal point of the issue is President Biden, who routinely attends religious services, and his pro-choice stance on abortion.
“More than 73% of the U.S. bishops casting ballots at a virtual conference this week supported tasking the USCCB’s doctrine committee to draft language on maintaining consistency with the Eucharist. A section of the document is expected to include a specific admonition to Catholic politicians and other public figures who disobey church teaching on abortion and other core doctrinal issues,” reports Fox News.
The vote tally -announced Friday- was 168 bishops in favor, 55 opposed and six bishops abstaining.
“The secret vote was announced Friday afternoon, but the lengthy debate on the measure took place Thursday during a virtual session of the bishops’ national meeting. Catholics believe that receiving bread and wine at Mass during Communion is akin to receiving the body and blood of Jesus Christ. The sacrament of the Eucharist is so sacred to the Church that some bishops have expressed concerns about whether Biden is worthy for Communion given his pro-abortion policies that run counter to the Catholic Church’s pro-life beliefs,” adds Fox.
Read the full report here.
CHUCK ERUPTS: Schumer Says a Vote for Judge Barrett is a ‘Vote to Rip Away Health Care for Millions’
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer viciously attacked President Trump’s pick to join the Supreme Court Monday morning; saying a “vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to rip away health care for millions.”
“A vote by any Senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to rip away health care for millions and end protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions in the middle of the COVID pandemic,” Schumer posted on social media.
Democrats are fighting for Americans' health care.
A vote by any Senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to rip away health care for millions and end protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions in the middle of the COVID pandemic.#WhatsAtStake
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) October 13, 2020
The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in recent weeks thrust the future of the Supreme Court into the national headlines and is now one of the most important issues heading into the 2020 presidential election.
Democrats are privately planning on “packing the court” should Joe Biden win the White House in November and his party takes control of the Senate.
What is Court Packing?
The concept goes back to President Franklin Roosevelt, who suggested expanding the number of Supreme Court Justices from 9 to 15.
Such an action would not require a Constitutional Amendment, but a simple act of Congress.
Once passed, the current President would then nominate judges to fill the vacant seats; meaning Joe Biden could theoretically “pack the court” with six hand-selected judges in just one term.
The new progressive majority could have life-altering implications for our Freedom of Speech, the Second Amendment, religious liberties, abortion, and other issues.
Biden refuses to answer whether he supports “packing the courts” if Republicans confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett before the election; saying the American people will learn his position after November 3rd.
Read more about packing the courts here.
PELOSI PRESSED on ABORTION: ‘Is an Unborn Baby at 15 Weeks a Human Being?’
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was asked to comment on the national debate surrounding abortion in the United States during her press briefing Thursday; saying she is a “big supporter of Roe v. Wade.”
“Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being?” asked one reporter.
“Let me just say that I am a big supporter of Roe v. Wade. I am a mother of five children in six years. I think I have some standing on this issue,” said the Speaker.
REPORTER: “Is an unborn baby at 15 weeks a human being?"
PELOSI: "Let me just say that I am a big supporter of Roe v. Wade. I am a mother of five children in six years. I think I have some standing on this issue.”pic.twitter.com/gil3ZeX6pp
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 17, 2021
States like Texas passed legislation in recent months that bans the procedure once a doctor can detect a fetal heart-beat; effectively restricting abortions after approximately six weeks of pregnancy.
Watch the Speaker’s comments above.