(6-19-21) Catholic U.S. bishops approved a plan to draft a document to examine the “meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the church” during their spring general assembly.

The action passed with 168 votes in favor and 55 votes against it. There were six abstentions.

The results allow the bishops’ Committee on Doctrine to draft the document and present it for discussion when the bishops reconvene in person in November.

Cardinal Luis Ladaria in his May 7th letter urged the U.S. bishops to proceed with caution in their discussions about formulating a national policy “to address the situation of Catholics in public office who support legislation allowing abortion, euthanasia or other moral evils.”

60 Pro-Abortion Democrats are not happy with the direction the Bishops are taking.

We believe the separation of church and state allows for our faith to inform our public duties and best serve our constituents.The Sacrament of Holy Communion is central to the life of practicing Catholics, and the weaponization of the Eucharist to Democratic lawmakers for their support of a woman’s safe and legal access to abortion is contradictory. No elected officials have been threatened with being denied the Eucharist as they support and have supported policies contrary to the Church teachings, including supporting the death penalty, separating migrant children from their parents, denying asylum to those seeking safety in the United States,limiting assistance for the hungry and food insecure,and denying rights and dignity to immigrants.