Catholic Priest: Joe Biden “Claims to be a Catholic But Throws the Teachings Out the Window”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jun 18, 2020   |   12:12PM   |   Washington, DC

Joe Biden is facing continued criticism from Catholic leaders for touting his Catholic faith but not really living it.

The presumed Democrat presidential nominee supports abortion on demand and other positions that directly contradict the Catholic faith. Earlier this week, Biden received an endorsement from Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America.

“It’s a disappointment when he tries to claim to be Catholic and throws the teachings out the window,” Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life told the Church Militant.

Pavone and other Catholic leaders have been urging voters to make the abortion issue a “preeminent priority” at the polls in November. The Catholic Church teaches that every human life has value, from conception to natural death. And nothing destroys more human beings than abortion.

If Biden wins the White House, America could see abortions skyrocket, resulting in millions more dead babies and hurting families.

He promised to end the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer-funded abortions in Medicaid. He also said one of his first acts as president would be to restore funding to Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in America.

Biden recently said he would be committed to “the constitutional right to an abortion” and “reverse the Trump administration and states’ all-out assault on women’s right to choose.” He also promised to “work to codify Roe v. Wade.” The infamous U.S. Supreme Court decision made the United States one of only seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

In April, he went so far as to call the killing of unborn babies an “essential medical service” during the coronavirus pandemic. His health care plan would expand abortions as well by forcing insurance companies to cover abortions as “essential” health care under Obamacare.

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These positions match that of the billion-dollar abortion industry, which donates huge amounts of money to pro-abortion Democrats’ political campaigns. But they do not align with most voters. Consistently, polls show that most Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortions and late-term abortions.

And especially for American Catholics, Biden’s growing radicalism is a major concern. It even prompted a South Carolina priest to deny him communion last October. Others have said they would do the same.

The National Catholic Register recently highlighted Catholic leaders’ struggle with Biden’s pro-abortion position, starting more than a decade ago when he ran as pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s vice president.

According to the report:

In September 2008, Archbishop Charles Chaput and Bishop James Conley responded to comments Biden, then a senator from Delaware, made on Meet the Press, as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, that while he was “prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception,” he would not impose that belief on anyone through law because that would be “inappropriate in a pluralistic society.”

“Abortion is a foundational issue” and “is always grievously wrong,” Archbishop Chaput and Bishop Conley stated, adding that, “in reality, modern biology knows exactly when human life begins: at the moment of conception. Religion has nothing to do with it.”

“If, as Sen. Biden said, ‘I’m prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception,’ then he is not merely wrong about the science of new life; he also fails to defend the innocent life he already knows is there,” the two bishops said.

Every year in America, nearly 1 million unborn babies are slaughtered in legal abortions. Since Roe v. Wade, more than 61 million have lost their lives. The Catholic Church teaches that every human life is valuable because he/she is created in the image of God, and abortion is evil because it destroys God’s most precious creation, a baby in the womb.