Two more Catholic bishops, Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon, and Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, have thrown their “full support” for a vote on eucharistic sanctions on pro-abortion politicians, according to the Catholic News Agency.
“Some of my brother bishops have asked to delay the process, but this would be a failure of our pastoral responsibility and a failure of collegiality,” Sample said in a May 25 statement. “It would also be contrary to the guidance recently provided by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.”
Sample said he supports USCCB president Archbishop Jose Gomez’s plans to take action on the matter at the bishops’ June meeting.
Multiple other bishops have raised concerns over pro-abortion politicians receiving the Eucharist, including Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, where Nancy Pelosi represents. Cordileone said, denying Communion may be “the only recourse a pastor has left” if pro-abortion politicians refuse to listen to reason and obstinately persist in their sin.
He wrote, “I tremble that if I do not forthrightly challenge Catholics under my pastoral care who advocate for abortion, both they and I will have to answer to God for innocent blood.”
Joe Biden, who professes to be a Catholic, beat out Barack Obama as the most pro-abortion occupant of the White House according to Life News.