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By Michael Hichborn, Crisis Magazine, November 22, 2021

Michael Hichborn is the president of the Lepanto Institute. Formerly, Michael spent nearly eight years as American Life League’s director of the “Defend the Faith” project. …


Since January of this year, there has been renewed interest in the denial of Holy Communion for those who promote or support the murderous act of abortion. After Joseph Biden took the oath of office on January 20, among his first acts as the new occupant of the White House was the reversal of the pro-life measures that had been put into place by President Donald Trump.

Since that time, renewed debate has heated up among the bishops as to whether or not Biden and other such self-professing “Catholics” should be denied Holy Communion in accord with Canon 915 of The Code of Canon Law, which states:

Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy Communion. …


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