By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country
Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy's bishop asked him to forgo communion because of his support for abortion rights. The vast majority of American Roman Catholic bishops have declined to make such requests, but a growing number are making headlines for doing so.
What do you think of the practice?
There are a lot of in-between positions here, so explain your vote in comments.
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