Bishop Thomas Babrukey of Springfield, Illinois, said the most important factor was the personal examination of politicians’ conscience.
Bishop Babruki said: – I think the first issue is that the interlocutor himself must examine his conscience and if he is aware of a grave sin, then he should not come to communion.
Receiving the “automatic” sacrifice
The priest also noted that this applies not only to politicians, but to all Catholics – anyone aware of a grave sin should refrain from receiving communion until confession.
– I think it’s something we’ve forgotten in some way and I think for a lot of people (receiving handling – release) it’s just an automatic way. Everyone gets up and takes the sacrament. However, the bishop said, this is to be expected, but first we must do a conscientious examination.
The Holy Communion theme of pro-abortion Catholic politicians has become particularly relevant with the election of Joe Biden, the first Catholic President of the United States in six decades to openly endorse legal protection for abortion.
In June, US bishops are expected to vote on a statement on “eucharistic cohesion” after Biden is elected president.
This concept was formulated by Pope Benedict XVI in the commandment “Sacramentum caritatis,” and it signifies the stance of the struggle for a Catholic standing integral in every aspect of life – the commitment to the sanctity of the Eucharist, as well as the discipline that deserves to be obtained. .