First Things, Edward Peters: My wristwatch does not have a sweep-second hand, so I am not sure how many seconds elapsed between the announcement that a pastor in South Carolina had withheld Holy Communion from Joseph Biden and the chorus of condemnations that routinely follows such exercises of pastoral sense and good order. But it could not have been more than ten. Report is here.
Yet Cardinal Dolan would not refuse him
Catholic Culture, Editor’s Note: New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan said that although he would not criticize a South Carolina priest for refusing Communion to former vice president Joseph Biden, he would not take the same step himself. On the question of whether he would administer the Eucharist to someone in a state of manifest public sin, the cardinal said: “It’s never come up.” See here,