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To: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Be pastoral, not partisan

Be pastoral, not partisan

The Eucharist is the central, unifying ritual of the Catholic church — a sacrament that is meant to bring us into communion with one another. Using it as a tool for political intimidation betrays its power and its purpose. In a country and church already riven with hostility and brokenness, the bishops chose to be partisan instead of pastoral, cruel rather than Christ-like. They chose to ignore Jesus’ command to “feed one another,” despite the fact that a significant majority of U.S. Catholics oppose withholding Communion and other Sacraments from supporters of abortion rights. Join fellow Catholics in telling the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to stop weaponizing the Eucharist. Call on them to bring healing and unity to our church and our country, not harm and divisiveness.

Why is this important?

As Catholics, we know that religious leaders cannot separate us from the love of God, and we will not let them abuse their power to score political points with the right wing.

How it will be delivered

We plan to send the petition to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops after their fall meeting.


Reasons for signing

  • The Holy Mass, our communal sacred space, our respite from the storm now stinks of partisan mechinations.
  • The American Bishops are the not host of the Eucharistic Celebration. Jesus Himself is and he invites us all
  • Separation of church and state

Updates

2021-11-11 01:58:18 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2021-10-07 18:00:31 -0400

500 signatures reached

2021-10-02 01:02:48 -0400

100 signatures reached

2021-09-29 19:27:06 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-09-23 23:57:38 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-09-21 22:32:21 -0400

10 signatures reached