“It’s clear to me that the Code of Canon Law, Canon 915, says that a Catholic politician who publicly espouses positions that are contrary, not just to any teachings of the church, but to serious moral teachings, should not receive Holy Communion until they recant those positions publicly. [… Vice President Biden] should know, and I would do everything I could do to make sure that he knows, he ought not to be receiving Communion.”
Catholic Bishop Michael Sheridan of the Colorado Springs Diocese on why Biden should refrain from taking Holy Communion, in the wake of statements about abortion he made during the vice-presidential debate against Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan.
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Vice President Joe Biden participates in the vice-presidential debate with Wisconsin congessman Paul Ryan (out of frame) at the Norton Center at Centre College in Danville, Ky. on Oct. 10, 2012.