"The bishops also told politicians they cannot leave their faith at the door of Congress. Bishop Joseph Martino of Scranton, Pa. — Vice President-elect Joe Biden's hometown — went further at the meeting. He suggested the bishops use 'canonical measures' — such as denying Communion — to make their point.
'I cannot have the Vice President-elect coming to Scranton and saying he learned his values there,' Martino said, 'when those values are — at least in the area of abortion — utterly against the teachings of the Catholic Church.'"
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