Joe Biden Denied Communion Over Pro-Choice Stance

October 30, 2019   |   by James G. Dalton

Because of his pro-choice abortion stance, Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied Holy Communion on Sunday in Florence, South Carolina, Saint Anthony Catholic Church confirmed.

“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 confirmed to the 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.”

In South Carolina campaigning, Biden attended the 9 a.m. ET Mass on Sunday and was turned away, per the report.

“I will keep Mr. Biden in my prayers,” Morey told the paper.

Communion is the Catholic ritual of receiving a wafer and wine. In order to receive it, “a Catholic must be in the state of grace, have gone to confession since his or her most recent mortal sin, have a belief in the doctrine of transubstantiation (a belief that the wafer and wine become the body and blood of Jesus), observe the Eucharistic fast, and not be under censure,” according to Catholic doctrine.

Biden had stated at a debate in 2012 he personally opposed abortion but would not impose that belief on others, per the report.

He has also supported codifying the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which has been precedent for allowing a pregnant women to have an abortion without excessive government restriction.

With regard to the 1976 Hyde Amendment, which prevents federally funded abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or the mother’s life at risk, Biden had supported it before infamously backing off this June.

The Catholic Church calls for respect and protection of human life at conception.

And, explaining Canon Law 915 to the reception of Holy Communion, then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wrote a memorandum to the U.S. Catholic bishops in 2004, according to the Catholic News Agency:

“The minister of Holy Communion may find himself in the situation where he must refuse to distribute Holy Communion to someone, such as in cases of a declared excommunication, a declared interdict, or an obstinate persistence in manifest grave sin.

“His Pastor should meet with him, instructing him about the Church’s teaching, informing him that he is not to present himself for Holy Communion until he brings to an end the objective situation of sin, and warning him that he will otherwise be denied the Eucharist.”

John F. Kennedy is the only Catholic to serve as president and Biden is the only leading Democratic presidential candidate who is Catholic.

via newsmax

Recent Comments

  1. Frank

    October 30, 2019 @ 3:08 pm

    It’s about time somebody stood up to him. Your politics are wrong jackass. ROFLMFAO

  2. Ricky Hitchcock

    October 30, 2019 @ 3:21 pm

    The church is very clear in respect as to whom man receive communion. If this makes you unhappy there’s always Mitts un-Christian church !

    • Don

      October 30, 2019 @ 6:18 pm

      Mitt Romney is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. We are every bit Christian.
      At the time of Jesus Christ walking the Earth, there were TEMPLES and there were SYNAGOGUES. Jesus cleansed the temple and preached in the synagogue on the Sabbath. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTERDAY SAINTS has the same organization and worships that JESUS CHRIST.

    • Nick

      October 30, 2019 @ 7:13 pm

      Agree with you, when are the rest of the priest going to do their job. This priest needs to be nominated for Pope.

  3. Ted

    October 30, 2019 @ 4:56 pm

    Amen. An absolute belief in the sanctity of life is the unwavering commitment to the law of God. Unfortunately for Mr. Biden it’s not politically expedite, so he’s willing to forgo God’s commandment, and do his own will for personal benefit.

  4. Dyann Schmidt

    October 30, 2019 @ 7:16 pm

    Amen! Finally someone stood up and did the right thing!

  5. James A. McCruden

    October 30, 2019 @ 9:42 pm

    from the Gospel of St. Luke,”he who exalts himself shall be humbled” Father Morey as an apostle of our Lord put this blasphemer in his place. Thank You,Jesus!!

  6. Dale Hammond

    October 31, 2019 @ 1:21 am

    I am pleased to hear that the pro-murder former VP was denied communion. However, how many, particularly, Catholic priests have served communion while sexually abusing children? Then they are covered up and sent to other parishes to do the same. It is great that the Catholic Church is pro-life! However, the Holy Bible is a higher authority than the CC. There are MANY Catholic doctrines and teachings that are taught by the CC that are in direct contradiction to the TRUTH of even their Catholic Bible. Much of their teaching is LAW, not GRACE. There is no way for anyone to “get to heaven” no matter how many communion wafers they swallow. Salvation from our sins is a.GIFT of GOD through the blood of the cross of Jesus. God loves you and wants you to have the Confident Assurance of a home prepared for you in Heaven.

  7. Joseph Corson

    October 31, 2019 @ 6:01 am

    Sorry Don, Mormons don’t believe Jesus is the Son of God! That’s not Christian in my book!! So spare us your convoluted theology and stick to the subject at hand! No matter what, when you start supporting murdering babies and funding terrorist organizations, your not going to be welcome at Holy Communion anywhere! That should be enough said on the subject!!

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