(PatriotHeadline.com)- Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hasn’t been shy in letting people know that he is a faithful Catholic.
An Associated Press story from mid-July explained that:
“Joe Biden is a different kind of foe than [President Donald] Trump has faced before: one who makes faith a central part of his persona — often literally wearing it on his sleeve.”
But many Catholic leaders say Biden is anything but a true Catholic. They point to his record as a politician to show that he has positions that are very much against his purported Catholic faith.
Biden has said abortion is an “essential healthcare service.” He’s also said if he were election, he would reinstate policies that would force religious institutions to provide contraceptives to their employees through healthcare plans. He’s conducted weddings for gay couples.
This record is what many prominent Catholic leaders say proves that Biden is a threat to Catholicism, not a friend or follower. The national director of Priests for Life, Father Frank Pavone, said Biden’s “failure to protect the unborn puts him not only in conflict with the Catholic faith but with the Christian Gospel, the Founding principles of America, the very meaning of public service, and basic human decency. You can’t kill babies, and you can’t authorize anyone else to do so.
“This leads to the conclusion that a person like this should not even try to receive Communion. In fact, he doesn’t want to, because to exclude the unborn is to exclude Christ; so you may want ‘Communion,’ but you don’t want actual union with Jesus.
“Moreover, if one claims to believe the Church in saying the host is the Body of Christ, how can one not believe that same Church when she says the unborn is a person worthy or protection? The latter is easier to understand than the former.”
Father Stephen Imbarrato, who is a member of the Red Rose Rescues, had even harsher words to say about Biden:
“He is a walking and talking scandal to his Catholic faith and has rightly been refused the Eucharist because he persists in ongoing mortal sin thus separating himself from communion with the Church. He scandalizes the Catholic faith in so many ways that objectively he actually seems ‘anti-Catholic’ in his beliefs.
“No Catholic can vote for Joe Biden.”
Other Catholic leaders feel the same way. On the topic, Pavone said:
“As for voting, not only can Catholics not vote for Biden in good conscience, but they can’t vote for Democrats, period. And neither can anyone else.
“It’s time to stop pretending we can be neutral. The Democrat Party has set itself up against the Church, against the unborn, and against America. They do not deserve one ounce of power in this country, and anyone who gives it to them shares the guilt of all the evil they do. And that starts with our religious leaders.”
So, while Biden claims to be a strong Catholic, many real strong Catholics point to his past to prove otherwise.