I think it’s safe to say that when the faith you were raised in no longer allows you to participate in certain church-affiliated activities, you’ve done something terribly wrong.
And for former Vice President Joe Biden, this couldn’t be closer to the truth.
He has strayed so far from the faith and beliefs of his youth that the Catholic Church will no longer allow him to take Holy communion.
While on tour in the early voting state of South Carolina, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate apparently attended a 9 am mass this past Sunday at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina.
Father Robert E. Morey, who presides over the church and its congregation, told the Morning News, “Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden.”
He continued, explaining, “Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that.”
And in reference to Biden, he said, “Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”
Biden has been a part of the Catholic Church since childhood and as such, as taken part in mass and communion many times. However, it seems that the teachings of God just might have limited his actions based on recent decisions in favor of abortion laws.
Biden has always claimed that he doesn’t personally believe in abortion and thinks it wrong. However, at the same time, he believes in Roe v. Wade, which legally allows women the choice to get an abortion if they want to.
I know it seems a little contradictory to me, as well.
Furthermore, he has recently changed his opinion on the Hyde Amendment. This law prohibits taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions. Up until just a few months ago, Biden has been a strong supporter of the Hyde Amendment.
However, that viewpoint seems to have changed rather abruptly in June. He announced that he would no longer support the Amendment.
Why might you ask?
Well, it appears for no other reason than to gain some new favor with the more progressive left-wing and potentially obtain more votes. After all, he is in a race to become the next president of the United States.
And apparently, that means you don’t actually have to believe in what you are selling, just so long as it gets you the much-needed points you need. Or maybe Biden does believe what he is now preaching. Who knows? Maybe some soul-sucking progressive got ahold of his brain and his heart. Perhaps they simply made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Whatever the case, it would seem that the faith that has carried him along the high road up until recently, has decided to no longer support him in full.
And he isn’t the first Democrat to have such church-related activities or holy communion revoked in relation to their stance on abortion.
In 2018, Bishop Thomas Paprocki made it known that Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois would “not be admitted to Holy Communion.” However, Durbin’s consequences lasted a bit longer than Biden’s might. Bishop Paprocki said that Durbin would need to repent “of this sin” before being allowed to partake in the holy ritual again. In particular, Paprocki was referring to the Illinois senator’s decision to not ban abortions taking place after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Naturally, no one from the Biden campaign has been able to confirm whether Biden was actually in attendance at St. Anthony’s this past Sunday. When the Morning News talked to a Biden spokesperson, they said they could not confirm or deny his presence at the church.
Only time will tell if other Catholic churches will follow in the footsteps of Father Morey when Biden attends their church. Perhaps his home church may even come to revoke such privileges. After all, abortion is not one of those topics that many devout Catholics agree with, let alone support.
And by supporting the former vice president and allowing him to take part in communion, they would essentially be supporting the movement of abortion.
It appears Biden has sold his soul to the devils on the left with this one.