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Eucharistic Congress cautioned speaker over ‘Catholic Prayer for Trump’ event

The Eucharistic Congress cautioned a scheduled speaker this week about participating in a political prayer event, organized by a group barred from calling itself Catholic by local bishops.

The move signals that Eucharistic Congress organizers — among them several bishops — are keen to see the spiritual event avoid becoming entangled in partisan division, especially as the event will take place just months before a national election sure to be fractious among Catholics.

According to sources close to the Congress, organizers expressed concern privately last week that chastity speaker Jason Evert, who is scheduled to offer a breakout session at the national Eucharistic Congress to be held in Indianapolis this July, was scheduled to speak at a March 19 event held at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, organized by the controversial group “Catholics for Catholics.”

Read full article on The Pillar.