After months of public debate over whether to deny the Eucharist to President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other elected officials who back abortion rights, the U.S. Catholic bishops approved a document clarifying their teaching on Communion on Wednesday (Nov. 17) that only gestures to politicians.
The more we experience God’s transforming love, the more we will be empowered and motivated to share it with every person we can. And the more we will love them as we are loved. Imagine the difference it would make in the world if Christians were known for loving others as God loves us.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion advocacy group, “the US abortion rate continues to drop.” Between 2011 and 2017, the number of abortions fell by 196,000. The abortion rate fell from 16.9 percent to 13.5 percent. And the abortion ratio fell from 21.2 percent to 18.4 percent. Such declines are obviously good news to all of us who believe the biblical declaration that life is sacred from conception to natural death. But even one abortion is too many.