The Washington DC Catholic church that President Joe Biden attends has said that it will begin giving Communion to anyone who asks for it, in a move to sidestep a potential ban on politicians who support abortion.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown issued the new policy in a statement on Wednesday, saying its priests 'will not deny the Eucharist to persons presenting themselves to receive it.'
'The great gift of the Holy Eucharist is too sacred to be made a political issue,' the parish council added, in a clear reference to a recent vote by the U.S. Conference of Bishops to draft a formal document on the meaning of the Eucharist.
The vote, which passed overwhelmingly, came amid a debate in the church about whether Catholic politicians who support abortion, such as Biden, should be allowed to receive Communion.
Biden is seen leaving a service at Holy Trinity in April. The church will now allow anyone to receive Communion, in a snub to bishops who want to ban politicians who support abortion
Holy Trinity (seen above) issued the new policy in a statement on Wednesday, saying its priests 'will not deny the Eucharist to persons presenting themselves to receive it'
Unlike many other churches, the Catholic Church strictly limits who is allowed to participate in Mass, and a priest who knowingly violates those rules can face excommunication.
However, in practice, priests typically assume that anyone who