“We pray that this letter and our request to refrain from receiving Jesus in the Eucharist spurs sincere reflection and conversion in the hearts of those who have participated in allowing this grave act of injustice to become law,” the bishops concluded.
This isn’t the first time that Colorado’s Catholic bishops have issued statements on political matters. Three of the four authors of the latest letter also signed a December 2020 letter stating that vaccines developed using aborted fetal cells are “ethically unacceptable.”
This new letter from the bishops is the latest in a string of attempts from conservative Catholic bishops to block lawmakers who support a right to abortion from receiving Communion. Last month, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco barred House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from taking Communion in his jurisdiction, and three other bishops quickly followed suit.
Last summer, a number of Catholic bishops feuded over whether to deny the sacrament to President Joe Biden for his support of abortion rights.
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