Democratic congressman blasts Catholic bishops as 'hypocrites' for trying  to deny Biden communion

Biden has ‘totally ignored’ archbishops trying to find way to ‘discipline him’, theology professor says Democratic California Representative Ted Lieu slammed the US Conference of Catholic Bishops after they overwhelmingly voted to advance an official statement indicating that President Joe Biden should be blocked from receiving communion because of his pro-choice abortion views.

Mr Lieu criticised the Bishops after 74 per cent of themvoted in favour of drafting a “teaching document” on the Holy Eucharist that would describe the meaning of communion.

The statement will also say whether Mr Biden and other public figures should be admonished and denied communion because of their stance on abortion.

Mr Lieu, a catholic himself, said the Bishops were “hypocrites” and “nakedly partisan”. He pointed out that the Bishops didn’t go after Trump Attorney General Bill Barr for his stance in favour of the death penalty, a measure the church also opposes.

“Dear [US Conference of Catholic Bishops]: I’m Catholic and you are hypocrites. You did not tell Bill Barr, a Catholic, not to take communion when he expanded killing human beings with the death penalty,” Mr Lieu tweeted.