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By Joseph D’Hippolito, The Stream, May 18, 2021

Joseph D’Hippolito has written commentaries for such outlets as the Jerusalem Post, the American Thinker and Front Page Magazine. He works as a freelance writer.

Pope Francis appears to be preparing the Catholic Church to abandon its historic opposition to abortion for the sake of his geopolitical agenda, as recent events indicate.

On May 7, Cardinal Luis Ladaria issued a letter from the Vatican discouraging American bishops from preventing elected officials who support abortion to receive Communion. Ladaria, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, is the highest authority on Catholic theology after the pope.

Ladaria released the letter after several bishops publicly said Joe Biden, who supports abortion, should not receive Communion. San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone even wrote a forceful pastoral letter on the subject, without mentioning Biden. But other bishops, such as Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C., said they would welcome Biden at Communion. …

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