Proponents of the document originally planned to set forth a national policy on the matter, but scrapped that idea in deference to the Vatican, which warned last month that such a move would be divisive. Bishop Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., head of the doctrinal committee, has said that the document might instead include practical guidance for individual bishops dealing with politicians who support abortion rights. He also suggested that it might mention other activities—such as leadership of a white supremacist organization—that could disqualify one from receiving the sacrament.
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