After more than a year of intense debate on a document originally intended to target pro-choice Catholic politicians like President Biden, the U.S. bishops approved a milquetoast text summarizing teaching on Communion.
Michael Sean Winters: This week the meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops gets underway. If the bishops vote to approve the proposed document on the Eucharist, it will not be because the text is good, but because the document is so mediocre.
Watch: Four experts discuss the U.S. bishops' controversial document on "eucharistic coherence," which was originally planned to cover denying Communion to pro-choice politicians such as President Joe Biden.
Commentary: The impending debate at the U.S. bishops' conference could have significant implications for many high-profile Catholics. However, the institutionalization of the Eucharist affects the spiritual health of millions of Catholics every single day.