Fr. Kevin Gillespie of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown reaffirmed that he will give Communion to pro-abortion politician Joe Biden despite his unrepented support for slaughtering children in the womb.
Life News reports:
“Everyone is welcome,” the priest said. “He’s a man of faith, and I would give Communion to him like any other Catholic coming up for the Eucharist.”
Earlier this week, Holy Trinity issued a statement saying its priests will not deny the sacrament to Biden or anyone else who professes to be Catholic.
While Gillespie said he supports the idea of a new teaching document on the Eucharist, he agrees with Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., that the matter has become too politicized and the bishops should have delayed action.
“The archbishop of a diocese has the authority on issues around politicians and the Eucharist, and [Cardinal Gregory] has made it public that this is where he stands pastorally,” Fr. Gillespie told the magazine. “He doesn’t agree with everything the president says around abortion, nor do I, but pastorally, this is his approach. The archbishop and I have spoken about that, and I’m in full agreement with him.”