A Washington, D.C., church frequented by President Biden says it won’t get involved in what it describes as “a political issue” over Communion.
The Holy Trinity Catholic Church in the city’s Georgetown neighborhood, which Biden has attended several times since taking office, said Wednesday it will not deny the Eucharist to the president over his abortion stance or “anyone else who presents themselves.”
“The great gift of the Holy Eucharist is too sacred to be made a political issue,” the church’s parish council said.
“The great gift of the Holy Eucharist is too sacred to be made a political issue.”
— Holy Trinity Catholic Church council
The statement comes soon after the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted overwhelmingly to draft a formal document on the meaning of the Eucharist after a contentious debate on whether Biden and other politicians who support abortion policies are worthy of receiving Communion at Mass.
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Holy Trinity called itself a parish with a “long history of welcoming all,” adding that “none of us, whether we stand in the pews or behind the altar, is worthy to receive” Communion.
Then-President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, attend Mass at the Cathedral of
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