2 Catholic bishops at odds over Biden receiving Communion
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego share Roman Catholicism as a faith and California as their home base.
Yet there’s a deep gulf between them in the debate over whether Catholic politicians who support abortion rights should be denied Communion.
Cordileone has made clear his view that such political figures - including President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi - should not receive Communion.
McElroy, meanwhile, says the campaign to exclude Catholic officials over the abortion issue will have destructive consequences. Communion, he says, “is being weaponized and deployed as a tool in political warfare.”
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