President Joe Biden seemed taken aback when questioned by reporters about Roman Catholic bishops taking steps to bar him from taking communion, according to a report in The Post Millennial.
The announcement came on Friday that a conference of bishops voted to draft a “teaching document” that would instruct fellow bishops about the implementation of the church’s policy not to offer communion to anyone not in line with the church’s doctrine.
If applied the way the document is expected to be drafted, it would ban politicians such as Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from receiving communion due to their pro-abortion politics
On Friday, a reporter asked Biden about the surprising turn of events saying, “Do you have a comment about what the Roman Catholic Bishops have done? Are you concerned about the rift within the Catholic Church and are you concerned about this action?”
A befuddled Biden asked for clarification, “Say again?”
While Biden’s confidence is likely a comfort to himself and his family, the coalition of Bishops didn’t seem divided, with just three hours of debate during the US Conference of Catholic Bishops which resulted in a vote of 168 in favor and 55 opposed to drafting the document, according to The New York Post.
If created, the document is meant to instruct, but the decision about whether to extend the sacrament will be left, ultimately, to a person’s individual bishop