Is Joe Biden a ‘devout Catholic’?
No one seems to think so except for him, but now some Catholic leaders are standing up and telling him to quit the theatrics.
In an interview done with Catholic World Report, Archbishop Joseph Naumann tells Biden to stop defining himself as a devout Catholic.
This is something that both Pelosi and Biden LOVE to do.
The only problem is: they support policies which fly in the face of core Catholic beliefs, and everybody knows it.
Believe whatever it is you want to believe in, but be honest, be rhonesteal with yourself, be honest with the people you claim to represent while in office.
Take a look:
Catholic World Report had more on the story:
CWR: Mr. Biden professes to be a devout Catholic, yet is 100% pro-choice on abortion. How do you think America’s bishops ought to respond to this situation?
Archbishop Naumann: I can tell you how this bishop is responding. The president should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic, and acknowledge that his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching. It would be a more honest approach from him to say he disagreed with his Church on this important issue and that he was acting contrary to Church teaching.
When he says he is a devout Catholic, we bishops have the responsibility to correct him. Although people have given this president power and authority, he cannot define what it is to be a Catholic and what Catholic moral teaching is.
What he is doing now is usurping the role of the bishops and confusing people. He’s declaring that he’s Catholic, and is going to force people to support abortion through their tax dollars. The bishops need to correct him, as the president is acting contrary to the Catholic faith.
The Conservative Brief had more on the Catholic Church's rebuke of Biden:
In 2019, a Catholic priest in South Carolina reportedly enforced the church’s code of canon law by denying the then-former vice president the sacrament of Holy Communion due to his stance on abortion.
“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Father Robert E. Morey of Saint Anthony Catholic Church told reporters. “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.”
When asked about Morey’s actions, Naumann said that the priest was simply “following his conscience,” adding that Biden should not present himself for Holy Communion for fear of sacrilege.
“I believe the president has the responsibility not to present himself for Holy Communion. When Catholics receive the Eucharist, they are acknowledging the Real Presence of Jesus, and also believe in the teachings of the Church,” Naumann said.