The controversies surrounding whether Bishops should deny or not deny Communion to Catholics who support abortion is once again hitting prime-time. Biden's nomination as running-mate on the Democratic ticket will get a lot of attention from bloggers, pundits, and Bishops alike.
It is time for the US Bishops to solve this issue by standing together with a firm policy. But, that is not how they normally work. So, look for this issue to be bandied about in the press, in Catholic publications, and on the internet now and well into the future - with Bishops taking different stands on how to prudentially apply canon law and the precepts of the Church - even though the Pope and other Vatican officials have already weighed in on it.