Catholic bishops publish Q&A clarifying controversial Communion document

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(RNS) — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops followed its vote last week to commission a document on the Eucharist with a new Q&A, aimed at clarifying the rationale for the document, widely seen as a move toward denying Communion to politicians who back abortion rights. The Q&A, published on the USCCB website on Wednesday (June … Read more

Catholics are asking for bread. Their bishops are giving stones.

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(RNS) — In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus asks, “Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone?” I have been turning that question over in my head lately as I consider the recent behavior of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. These are men who trace … Read more