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Joe Biden in 2019:
“The Holy Father gives me Communion”
Biden smirks during an interview with PBS in 2019
Joseph R. Biden, Jr., is the current occupant of the White House in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Novus Ordo Church in good standing, something he likes to point out when occasion suggests it.
On Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, Biden attended the Novus Ordo worship service in Florence, South Carolina. When he walked up to receive (the Novus Ordo version of) Holy Communion, the presbyter refused to administer it to him:
Father Robert E. Morey of Saint Anthony Catholic Church confirmed Monday afternoon that he had denied the presidential candidate Holy Communion because of his stance on abortion. Biden, a lifelong Catholic, had attended the church’s 9 a.m. Mass.
“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Morey told the Morning News via 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.”
(Matthew Christian, “Joe Biden denied Holy Communion at Florence church”, SCNOW, Oct. 28, 2019)
Biden’s avid support for the slaughter of unborn children is well known, as he conducts himself in the political arena accordingly. On Jan. 22, 2021, the day which marked the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark abortion decision Roe vs. Wade, which effectively legalized abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, up to the moment of birth, the White House issued a statement saying: “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to codifying Roe v. Wade and appointing judges that respect foundational precedents like Roe.”
Even in the Vatican II Sect, his track record makes Biden publicly unworthy of the reception of Holy Communion, or the Novus Ordo wafer that passes for it. Since most Novus Ordo clergy, however, are unwilling to act in accordance with what their own laws prescribe when this might have undesirable consequences in some form or another, almost no priest or bishop in the Novus Ordo Church will actually withhold what is supposed to be the Body and Blood of Christ from the publicly unworthy (cf. 1 Cor 11:27-29).
A few days after the incident at the South Carolina church, the American public broadcaster PBS released an interview with then-presidential candidate Joe Biden on its PBS NewsHour program. The interviewer, Judy Woodruff, asked him point-blank about the refusal of “Communion” the prior Sunday. Biden responded that he didn’t want to discuss it because it was “a private matter” (although it had occurred in public), and he added that the position taken by “Fr.” Morey is one he had not “found anywhere else, including from the Holy Father, who gives me Communion.”
PBS published the relevant bombshell excerpt of this interview on YouTube:
Francis’ political closeness to Biden is well known. Although in 2016 he denounced then-candidate Donald Trump, someone who does not even claim to be Catholic, for wanting to build only walls and not bridges, as doing something that is “not Christian”, to this day Francis has not uttered a single public word of rebuke against Biden for his extreme abortion support.
To the contrary. In November 2020, Francis was quick to congratulate Biden on having won the election, even before disputes concerning the results had been settled and the winner officially announced. On Jan. 20, 2021, the same “Pope” extended his “cordial good wishes” to Biden in a telegram for the inauguration, adding that he was praying “that your decisions will be guided by a concern for building a society marked by authentic justice and freedom, together with unfailing respect for the rights and dignity of every person, especially the poor, the vulnerable and those who have no voice.”
We’ll leave it at that.
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