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Biden has a Catholic problem

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.

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Larry Horist

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  1. Jim

    I just wish Biden was aborted

    • Dan Tyree

      Retard joe probably got butt raped by a priest when he was a kid. A long long time ago

  2. Anonymous

    Larry the Pope has said that people should not be refused communion…he may need to read over a few Biblical passages again and brush up on his catechism. For the record, I am not now nor have I ever been Catholic, but I attend Mass with my husband and have listened to a very conservative Catholic radio host who is adamantly pro life. And no, I don’t take Communion at Mass as I am not Catholic.

  3. Ben

    The Catholic Church was able to overlook Priests diddling little boys, I’m sure they can over look Biden helping women to make their own reproductive decisions.

  4. Glenn S

    “Fibbing”… Nice term for that amoral PO… litician. If I saw Biden in Heaven, I’d request a transfer. He’s already made enough Hell for Christians on earth, so it wouldn’t be any different.

  5. jboo7

    Biden does Not have a “Catholic Problem”!
    He cannot have one, because he is not a Catholic anymore – if he ever was:

    • Dan Tyree

      Retard joe has a little kids problem. He would have made a great priest

  6. Ben

    I mean, honestly, is the Catholic Church really something anyone wants to be associated with now a days? Your are essentially supporting a pedophile ring with your tithing.

  7. Arthut

    Is there nothing you hold sacred about sacred and out of bounds. A person’s spirituality, faith beliefs, and private personal thoughts are their own. Respect for others, no matter their rank or status, includes refraining from disparaging them through publishing uninformed perceptions regarding private things in their heart and soul.
    You are not that close to Pres.Biden so he shares with you his deepest feelings and intimate beliefs. If you were a confidante then you would not be broadcasting slams against him based on some groundless judgement on his catholic faith being truly aligned with. Roman Catholic doctrine.
    Even for you, it is really low foraging about looking for a story. You are projecting on Biden faith failings of your own.
    No judgement regarding double mindedness or hypocrisy is warranted for those who believe deeply abortion is a wrong and needless decision, yet also believe women should be entitle to choose. Conservatism truly applied allows personal freedom of choice. You claim you hold the high ground on all things of morality . However, cries are shrill and loud from the (so called) conservative right for personal freedom and expanded rights. Rights that are not stated in the Constitution but are demanded .
    Pres. Biden, like others before him, is consistent by acting in the best interest of the country. Overturning Supreme Court rulings in a true pluralistic country, as is the USA is governing by the minority.
    The Constitution has a thing or two on that subject..
    More often than notches opinions you submit do not jibe with the bragging done by your biography. You are not credentialed in the different subject content in which you opine. The Economy in the macro is your ticket. All else gathers sufficient opinion rhetoric with out the ‘tis of thee.

  8. Joseph S. Bruder

    First of all, “aiding and abetting” is a legal term, and has nothing to do with any church.

    “Some theologians” say that Biden will burn in hell? That ranks right up there with “one out of three dentists prefer Crest”… And all Catholic Bishops think alike? The Pope himself has said not to deny Biden the Sacraments.

    And back to your story – why should anyone listen to you about Biden if you didn’t vote for him? Trump lost and you voted for a loser, why should anyone listen someone who voted for the loser? You’ve said previously that you’re a (bad) non-practicing Catholic – so what makes you the expert on Biden’s Catholicism? And doesn’t the Bible caution against casting the first stone?

    • Joseph S. Bruder

      Oh, and by the way, “the media – which is composed mostly of pro-abortion journalists” – just what media are you talking about? There are literally thousands of websites that are pro or anti abortion. Although I hesitate to call you journalists, are you including PBP? For every “liberal” NPR there’s a “right-wing” FOX news. NPR will at least try to tell the anti-abortionists’ side of things, usually overcompensating for the minority opinion, but I haven’t heard PBP, FOX, OANN, religious stations, or any of the right-wing media doing that. I can scan the radio dial for talk radio and pick up a half dozen different religious stations and maybe two public radio stations (from adjacent markets). If it weren’t for right-wing media, Trump wouldn’t have had a chance in hell of getting elected. What makes you think that the media is so biased for the liberal market? You just “know it to be that way”?