On a Georgetown panel, Bishop Kevin Rhoades downplayed concerns that a planned document from the U.S. bishops would create norms prohibiting pro-choice Catholic politicians like President Biden from receiving Communion.
Commentary: Progressive Catholics are not "pro-abortion." Their fundamental disagreement with right-wing Catholics is not on whether abortion is an evil. The disagreement is about how best to go about preventing it.
Many Catholics are expressing anger, disappointment and confusion about the U.S. bishops' vote to approve plans to draft a document on pro-choice politicians and Communion, according to an email survey of NCR readers and members.
NCR Connections: We know 168 U.S. bishops voted in favor, 55 against and six abstained on the proposal to draft a document on the Eucharist. But who voted which way? My answer probably isn't the one you're looking for.