Joe Biden is (allegedly) a Catholic, He certainly doesn’t act like one, but he at least superficially professes his faith in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church. Now His Holiness Pope Francis is calling into question Biden’s “incoherence” on the issue of abortion, as reported by Catholic News Agency July 12.
Pope Francis, in an interview with Univision and Televisa, commented on Biden’s abortion position after being asked “about whether to admit politicians who promote legal abortion to Holy Communion.”
The Holy Father said, “a month after conception, the DNA of the fetus is already there and the organs are aligned. There is human life … is it just to eliminate a human life?” As for the president, Francis said that’s up to Biden’s “conscience” and “Let (Biden) talk to his pastor about that incoherence,” according to CNA.
Biden’s belief on human life’s beginning is in direct conflict with Church teaching, since he said he “did not ‘agree’ that life begins at conception” in September 2021, and that “I respect them — those who believe life begins at the moment of conception and all — I respect that. Don’t agree, but I respect that.”
He certainly doesn’t respect his church, that’s for sure.
Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington DC made it clear after his comments: “The Catholic Church teaches, and has taught, that life — human life — begins at conception. So, the president is not demonstrating Catholic teaching.”
It’s quite simply true that Biden is being a bad Catholic by continuing to champion child murder in utero. Biden is being called on the carpet by the Pope for his clear-cut stance against abortion.
Catholics certainly hope Biden finds his faith again, but let’s just say it’ll be a long confessional.