Biden has a Catholic problem
The recent law in Texas that limits abortions to the first six weeks of a pregnancy has the left in high anxiety. No one has been more forceful in his determination to overturn the Texas law than is President Biden. He has pronounced himself as a longtime supporter of Roe v. Wade – and that he will use every tool in the White House toolbox to fight against not only the Texas law, but all limitations on abortion. He promised “a whole government response.” Already, his Justice Department is filing suit against the Texas law.
At the same time, Biden purports to be a devout Roman Catholic. That creates a problem for the President. The Catholic Church is vehemently opposed to abortions. In fact, aiding and abetting abortions is considered a mortal sin in the Catholic Church – the kind of sin that dooms a soul to eternal damnation. Some theologians say that is an automatic excommunication of the Church.
The American cardinals have called Biden out for his support for abortions-on-demand. Some have said that they would refuse to allow Biden to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion. Needless to say, Biden does not attend those churches.
The media – which is composed mostly of pro-abortion journalists – does not press Biden on the issue. To my knowledge, they have not questioned The Most Reverend William Francis Malooly, the Archbishop of Wilmington — the diocese to which Biden belongs. I have not heard any reports from the Peronist Pope Francis on the question of Biden’s standing in the Church. Has no journalist even inquired of the Holy Father?
It is particularly troublesome for Biden because he wears his religion on his sleeve – as the saying goes. He has made his devotion to his Catholic faith a key component in his public persona. Many of the other Catholic politicians who support abortion are not all that serious about their religion.
Biden avoids open inquiries from the press more than any President in modern history. He has never had a full-blown press conference in which the entire press corps can ask questions. Rather, he takes a couple of questions from pre-designated reporters – usually the ones who will not ask the really tough questions. So, obviously Biden is not about to respond to any question about the conflict with his claim of devotion to the Catholic Church and his forceful support of the one issue that raises questions over the legitimacy of his membership in the Church of Roman.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about it. She reaffirmed that Biden is a total supporter of abortion, saying that Biden believes “… it’s a women’s right. It’s a woman’s body & it’s her choice.”
And to underscore Psaki’s contempt for the question she concluded with a slam to the male reporter. “I know you’ve never faced those choices, nor have you ever been pregnant.” This goes along with the feminist view that if you are not a woman, you have no right to have an opinion about abortion. That is nothing but arrogant nonsense. It is the equivalent of saying that a stay-at-home mom has no right to an opinion about women in the workplace.
That reminds me of a story … so I shall digress. I once did a show with radical feminist Gloria Steinem. The subject was the proper role of a woman in marriage. She shot at me with, “Why should I take the opinion of a man regarding a woman in a marriage?” To which I responded, “Why should I take the opinion of from a woman who has never had a relationship with a man?” My point is … these issues do affect both women AND men. But the left prefers to shut off – censor – open debate.
Now … back to the topic. Biden’s claim to being a devout Catholic is false – at least in the mind of the Church. Like Biden, I was raised in the Catholic Church. But to be perfectly honest, I would have to change my ways and beliefs to claim to be a good Catholic today. By the Church’s estimation, I am a fallen away Catholic. And so is Biden. But I at least admit it.
He should stop lying about it. But to ask Biden to stop lying is like asking the Pope to stop saying Mass. If it were a real contest between the two, I would bet on the Pope giving up Mass before Biden stopped fibbing.
So, there ‘tis.