Lincoln bishop praises peer asking pro-abortion Catholics to skip Holy Communion
He's also calling for all people to "recognize the dignity of every human soul - born and unborn"
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Bishop James Conley of the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln is commending a fellow bishop in Las Vegas for what he’s calling a courageous stance on anti-abortion followers.
In a recent article by the Catholic News Agency Bishop George Thomas wrote, “It is my sincere hope that Catholic politicians and Catholics at large take this moment to look deeply into their own hearts, and re-examine the church’s moral conviction on the inviolability and dignity of human life. If a politician from the Diocese of Las Vegas finds himself or herself at odds with the church’s teaching on the sacredness of human life, I ask him or her voluntarily to refrain from the reception of Holy Communion while holding public office.”
Bishop Conley took to Twitter where he posted, “I commend Bishop Thomas on his courageous stance. His statement was both compassionate and compelling. Let us pray that all people recognize the dignity of every human soul – born and unborn.”
The debate over Catholic politicians and Holy Communion has picked up since the election of President Joe Biden, who’s the second commander in chief to follow the religion, and supports legalized abortion.