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By John A. Monaco, Crisis Magazine, July 22, 2021

John A. Monaco is a doctoral student in theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.


We’re all aware of the heated dispute inside the Catholic Church regarding whether baptized Catholic pro-abortion politicians—and in particular, President Joe Biden—should be admitted to Holy Communion. Instead of treading over well-worn territory, I want to turn to the liturgy, which, as the late Benedictine theologian Aidan Kavanagh defined, is “the faith of the Church in motion.”

Arguments defending Biden’s reception of the Eucharist is rooted in a deficient understanding of the liturgy.  …

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