Some bishops support the right to abortion, but hope to continue to rebuke politicians who receive communion. To be formally adopted, the document would need support of two-thirds of the bishops.
The American Roman Catholic Church has seen its membership decrease by nearly twenty percent over the past two decades.
He drew a comparison to Bill Barr, another Catholic, who pushed the death penalty, which is also at odds with the Church.
"Almost daily I speak with people, Catholics.who are confused by the fact that we have a president who professes devout Catholicism and yet advances the most radical pro-abortion agenda in our history", said Bishop Donald Hying of Madison, Wisconsin, who supported drafting the document.
"It's a private matter, and I don't think that's going to happen", Biden said, and thanked reporters as he left the podium. The conference has no legislative authority to create a national policy regarding abortion and communion. The president has said he personally opposes abortion but supports a woman's right to choose.
They said they're inspired by Catholic social teaching to serve the neediest and to promote alternatives to abortion.
The USCCB's Committee on Doctrine will spend the next months preparing a draft document. He's taken several executive actions during his presidency that were hailed by abortion rights advocates.
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That would leave decisions about Communion for specific churchgoers up to individual bishops and archbishops.
In 2019, a South Carolina Catholic priest denied Biden-described in the media as a regular Catholic Mass attendee-communion over his stance on abortion.
"The Eucharist.will inevitably become a tool in the vicious partisan turmoil that roils our nation", he said. Maintaining that "supporting the murder of innocent children is incompatible with the faithful practice of Catholicism", she called on Church leaders to "act like it" by supporting the document. At the rally in Washington, D.C., Students for Life of America President Kristan Hawkins accused Catholic Church leadership of sending "mixed messages about abortion" by failing to implement an explicit policy barring pro-abortion Catholic politicians from receiving communion.
The Vatican later warned us bishops who were advocating against Biden being given Communion, saying that they were in danger of making the sacrament into a political weapon.
"The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives destroyed", it reads. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat, support abortion measures, which goes against the church's teaching.
Carr speculated some bishops made have been persuaded by assurances the proposed statement "will not include policy or guidance on denying communion to the President or other public officials", adding, "it seems that the future statement is expanding in scope and shrinking in specific application to public officials".