Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied the Eucharist on Sunday morning while attending mass in Florence, SC over his pro-abortion beliefs.
Father Robert E. Morey of Saint Anthony Catholic Church refused to allow the Democratic Party presidential front-runner to participate in the holy sacrament of communion when Biden appeared at the church’s 9am mass on Sunday.
“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Father Morey said to the Florence Morning News in an email.
“Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching,” he added.
The sacrament of the Eucharist occurs when unleavened bread and wine become the body and blood of Jesus Christ through a process called transubstantiation. It is a re-creation of the last supper of Jesus Christ and his 13 apostles that occurs at every Catholic mass proceeding.
“I will keep Mr. Biden in my prayers,” Father Morey said.
Holy communion is one of seven sacraments ordained by the Roman Catholic Church. The others are baptism, reconciliation, confirmation, marriage, anointing of the sick, and holy orders. Biden is seeking to become the second Catholic president in US history after John F. Kennedy, but his bona fides are in doubt because of his support for abortion.
Biden, who has been a life-time Catholic, has betrayed his Catholic faith in order to advance his career in the rabidly anti-life Democratic Party. He has evolved over the years on the issue of abortion in order to maintain within his party’s favor, turning his back on his long-standing religious beliefs.
“If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone’s zip code,” Biden said to oppose red states that have enacted strict restrictions on abortion in recent months.
Biden is a fervent supporter of Roe v. Wade (1973), and has changed his position to oppose the Hyde Amendment. Biden voted affirmative on the Hyde Amendment as a Senator to ban federal funding on abortion with only exceptions allowed for rape, incest or when the mother’s life is in danger.
Biden’s flip-flop indicates that he wants taxpayer subsidies used to facilitate abortion-on-demand, a ghastly policy position that is directly at odds with Catholic teachings.
“There was sufficient monies and circumstances where women were able to exercise that right, women of color, poor women,” Biden said. “It was not under attack,” he said. “As it is now.”
“I can’t justify leaving millions of women without access to the care they need and the ability to exercise their constitutionally protected right,” Biden said.
“Happy to see Joe Biden embrace what we have long known to be true: Hyde blocks people—particularly women of color and women with low incomes—from accessing safe, legal abortion care,” said Leana Wen, who works as president of Planned Parenthood, celebrating Biden’s anti-Catholic capitulation.
Biden will say or do anything to become president, but his lack of integrity will not come without consequences. Father Morey’s principled gesture may remind Biden that there will be repercussions in this life as well as the next for standing against life.
Courageous Bishops Criticize “Devout Catholics” Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi Over Abortion Stances
God bless these bishops.
The mainstream media never tires of highlighting Joe Biden’s cradle Catholicism. “Joe Biden is a devout Catholic!” they exclaim. “Joe Biden was spotted attending Mass on Sunday!” they report. “Joe Biden’s Catholic faith is deeply personal and all about healing!” they declare.
It’s all part of a careful attempt to demonstrate that one can be committed to both the Catholic faith and the tenets of 21st century liberal progressivism.
But many Catholics beg to differ. We think certain tenets of 21st century liberal progressivism—and thus much of the current Democratic Party platform—are fundamentally incompatible with Church teaching, namely that abortion falls under the purview of “reproductive rights,” that same-sex marriage has the same moral legitimacy as heterosexual marriage, and that your gender identity need not conform to your biological sex, to name a few.
And some courageous Catholic priests and bishops have stuck out their necks in order to remind the faithful of this. For example, a recent statement released by the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, reads in part that “our new President has pledged to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender. Of deep concern is the liberty of the Church and the freedom of believers to live according to their consciences.”
Archbishop Gomez says it’s important to bring this to everyone’s attention because “the nation’s bishops are given the duty of proclaiming the Gospel in all its truth and power, in season and out of season, even when that teaching is inconvenient or when the Gospel’s truths run contrary to the directions of the wider society and culture.”
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco also recently released a statement in response to Nancy Pelosi, who said that many pro-life voters’ support for Donald Trump “gives me great grief as a Catholic” and accused them of being “willing to sell the whole democracy down the river for that one issue.”
“To begin with the obvious: Nancy Pelosi does not speak for the Catholic Church. She speaks as a high-level important government leader, and as a private citizen. And on the question of the equal dignity of human life in the womb, she also speaks in direct contradiction to a fundamental human right that Catholic teaching has consistently championed for 2,000 years,” the first paragraph of the archbishop’s statement reads.
The penultimate paragraph: “I myself will not presume to know what was in the minds of Catholic voters when they voted for the Presidential candidate of their choice, no matter who their preferred candidate was. There are many issues of very grave moral consequence that Catholics must weigh in good conscience when they vote. But one thing is clear: No Catholic in good conscience can favor abortion. ‘Right to choose’ is a smokescreen for perpetuating an entire industry that profits from one of the most heinous evils imaginable. Our land is soaked with the blood of the innocent, and it must stop.”
Nancy Pelosi is notorious for pulling the “Catholic card,” probably even more so than Joe Biden. In 2012 she even met with then Pope Benedict XVI, who no doubt reminded her that human life begins at conception and that all Catholics have an obligation to believe and uphold that truth. Nine years later, however, and her stance on abortion has not changed a bit.
It is clear that one cannot be a devout Catholic and hold the liberal progressive stance on abortion. God bless these bishops for standing up and being willing to correct our leaders who are normally immune from any mainstream criticism.
And if you’re Christian, Catholic or non-Catholic, pray for the souls of people like Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi. They probably need it. Pray also for the souls of the untold millions of infants who have been murdered by the heinous act of abortion.
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