Local Bishop Disagrees On Withholding Holy Communion To Federal Agents

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Several Catholic bishops are proposing not letting federal agents receive holy communion.

They say by detaining and separating immigrant children they’re breaking church doctrine. It was part of the discussion at a Catholic delegation that visited the Rio Grande Valley. However, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville disagrees. Like others, he says the federal police are just doing their job.

Bishop Daniel Flores, “Most of them go to our churches. I know they have very difficult situations, and often times they save lives. I also realize that they see and suffer with the immigrants who come in their difficult situations. That’s not a direction I would in any way contemplate.”

Bishop Flores also says the Trump Administration’s decision to end the separation of families was a move in the right direction, but there is still plenty of work that has to be done.

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