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Vice President Joe Biden was denied Communion at a Catholic church in South Carolina...

Has denying Communion lost its political luster?

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by: Jack JenkinsNov. 5, 2019 (RNS) — When Catholic bishops threatened to deny Communion to then-presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004 over his abortion stance, the ensuing media frenzy was described as “haunting” the Democrat’s campaign for months. But this year, when Vice President Joe Biden was denied Communion at a Catholic church in South Carolina for roughly the same reasons, coverage barely lasted a week. According to experts, the practice — at least as a political statement if not a theological one — may be played out. “The challengeRead More