Who is Weaponizing the Eucharist? Politicians, Not Bishops

Some recent events and comments made me write this:

Recently concerns have arisen over the bishops following historical pastoral practice and insisting that people repent before the Eucharist. Those who insist on going to Communion when they know they should not are trying to weaponize the Eucharist for their goals. The bishops are not weaponizing the Eucharist.

I explain below why this is weaponizing, the long tradition of the Church, and why the arguments of certain politicians fail. Weaponization is taking the Eucharist, God himself, and using it not for worship or for God, but for some other end: adapting it to become a weapon.

The Eucharist (CC0 Sylvain Brison on Unsplash)
The Eucharist (CC0 Sylvain Brison on Unsplash)

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