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Biden Needs to ‘Stop Defining Himself as a Devout Catholic,’ Archbishop Says

BY THE DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION February 19, 2021 Updated: February 19, 2021biggersmallerPrint

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President Joe Biden needs to acknowledge that his support for abortion contradicts his Catholic faith, Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumannn said in a recent interview.

The archbishop, who serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities,  discussed Biden’s Catholic faith during a February interview with the Catholic World Report.

Media outlets and reporters frequently describe Biden as a devout Catholic, though Biden has drawn criticism for supporting and advocating for policies that the Catholic Church explicitly opposes. Naumann suggested that Biden himself should take a more “honest” approach to his faith.

“The president should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic, and acknowledge that his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching,” Naumann said.

“It would be a more honest approach from him to say he disagreed with his Church on this important issue and that he was acting contrary to Church teaching,” the archbishop added.

Biden Needs to ‘Stop Defining Himself as a Devout Catholic,’ Archbishop Says

BY THE DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION February 19, 2021 Updated: February 19, 2021biggersmallerPrint

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President Joe Biden needs to acknowledge that his support for abortion contradicts his Catholic faith, Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumannn said in a recent interview.

The archbishop, who serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities,  discussed Biden’s Catholic faith during a February interview with the Catholic World Report.

Media outlets and reporters frequently describe Biden as a devout Catholic, though Biden has drawn criticism for supporting and advocating for policies that the Catholic Church explicitly opposes. Naumann suggested that Biden himself should take a more “honest” approach to his faith.

“The president should stop defining himself as a devout Catholic, and acknowledge that his view on abortion is contrary to Catholic moral teaching,” Naumann said.

“It would be a more honest approach from him to say he disagreed with his Church on this important issue and that he was acting contrary to Church teaching,” the archbishop added.


Comments:
  1. On February 19, 2021 at 8:01 pm,
    cfs says:

    C’mon, man. Give biden a break. He’s senile. His scripts are written for him.
    He has been a liar, plagiarist, and corrupt politician for most of his life.

    • On February 20, 2021 at 9:51 am,
      Big Al says:

      Has he been diagnosed?

      • On February 21, 2021 at 8:32 pm,
        Rufust445 says:

        Diagnosis requires a doctor to have a look at the patient’s medical records. No independent doctor never got and never will get a look at Hillary’s medical records, and the same applies to Biden.

  2. On February 19, 2021 at 8:06 pm,
    cfs says:

    Biden says he was ‘professor’ — touting $1 million gig with few visits

    President Biden on Friday told a virtual summit of world leaders that he was a “professor” as of two years ago — touting a role that previously drew controversy because he was paid handsomely for nine reported visits to campus.

    Biden earned nearly $1 million from the University of Pennsylvania from 2017 to 2019, despite appearing rarely at the Ivy League school.

    Biden said in a livestreamed address to the Munich Security Conference, “Two year ago, as you pointed out, when I last spoke in Munich, I was a private citizen. I was a professor, not an elected official.”

    • On February 20, 2021 at 10:02 am,
      Big Al says:

      By Stephanie Saul
      June 13, 2019
      In a newly unearthed video from 2006, Joseph R. Biden Jr. said he supported Roe v. Wade but did not view abortion as “a choice and a right” — remarks that raise further questions about how he views abortion rights as he runs for the Democratic presidential nomination and faces pressure over his position on the issue.

      “I do not view abortion as a choice and a right. I think it’s always a tragedy,” Mr. Biden said in a videotaped interview with Texas Monthly, resurfaced on Thursday by CNN. “I think it should be rare and safe,” he added. “I think we should be focusing on how to limit the number of abortions.”

      Mr. Biden referred to himself as a “little bit of an odd man out in my party” because he wouldn’t vote for federal financing of abortions, had voted to limit late-term abortions, but supported Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the legal right to the procedure.

      Texas Monthly Talks: Joe BidenCredit…CreditVideo by texasmonthly
      The video added a new dimension to Mr. Biden’s vacillating record on abortion. Citing his Roman Catholic faith, Mr. Biden has in the past tried to stake out a middle ground on the issue, asserting his support for individual abortion rights while insisting that taxpayers should not fund abortions.

      [Sign up for our politics newsletter and join the conversation around the 2020 presidential race.]

      Last Wednesday Mr. Biden’s staff said he maintained his longstanding position in support of the Hyde Amendment. The provision bans federal funding for abortion in most cases, meaning the procedure is available only to women with private insurance and those who can afford it.

      The next day, faced with mounting backlash from the Democratic base and his primary opponents, Mr. Biden announced he had reversed that position.

      “If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone’s ZIP code,” he said at a dinner in Atlanta hosted by the Democratic National Committee.

      The reversal came during a time of heightened concern among abortion rights activists, as numerous states, primarily in the South, have passed laws sharply limiting the procedure.

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      Responding to the newly unearthed video, Stephanie Schriock, the president of Emily’s List, which is devoted to electing women who back abortion rights, said, “Abortion is absolutely a right and one that we believe all Democratic presidential candidates should support. We hope that Vice President Biden’s recent remarks on choice mean that he has abandoned this kind of thinking.”

      Asked Thursday for a comment on the video, Mr. Biden’s campaign referred a reporter to the campaign’s statement to CNN.

      “Vice President Biden supports a woman’s right to choose and he believes that we are in a moment of unprecedented assault on choice in this country,” said the statement by a campaign spokesman, Andrew Bates. “Vice President Biden would nominate judges who would stand firm on upholding all of our constitutional rights, including a woman’s right to choose.”

      This was taken from an interview in Texas. I personally don’ believe that for a professed Catholic this is an appropriate response. As have told others my personal stance on a gay lifestyle is that the final judgement on that lifestyle is not mine so I leave it in the hands of God. It states numerous times times in both the Old Testament and The New Testament that we as humans certainly can have opinions but it is not for us to judge and I certainly have my opinions which make some of my more secular friends and relatives quite angry. This is part of the reason that I did not vote for Biden.

  3. On February 19, 2021 at 8:11 pm,
    cfs says:

    Technically, to be accurate: Biden was designated an “Honorary” professor for two years, while getting increased funding for the school.

  4. On February 19, 2021 at 8:18 pm,
    cfs says:

    According to financial disclosures in 2018, Biden took $190,000 to speak at Drew University in New Jersey, $182,000 from Lake Michigan College and $180,000 to appear at Vanderbilt University. Bill Clinton also was earning similar speaking fees from left-leaning faculties.

  5. On February 19, 2021 at 8:21 pm,
    cfs says:
    • On February 20, 2021 at 10:11 am,
      Big Al says:

      You are an absolute gentleman and certatinly have integrity. Your comments give our site significant credibility. Thank you very much, Sir!

  6. On February 19, 2021 at 8:35 pm,
    cfs says:

    Education (?) today……..or pure left propaganda:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-1VgHLMFmA

    Tucker Carlson 2/19/21

    • On February 20, 2021 at 10:35 am,
      Big Al says:

      CFS, Discussing the reasons for disagreement is critical and that is what we do here in a non-hysterical manner. That certainly, more often than not does not happen in a part of my personal world and that is a real shame.

  7. On February 19, 2021 at 8:53 pm,
    cfs says:

    Biden has the ability to lie with ease.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iSAh3haVtY&feature=youtu.be
    Whether it is because he does not remember the truth or knows he is fabricating is the real question.

    • On February 20, 2021 at 10:38 am,
      Big Al says:

      He truly, often times, speaks and acts inappropriately! Thank you for the proof, Professor. Pictures do not lie.

    • On February 20, 2021 at 10:39 am,
      Big Al says:

      I commented on this one elsewhere, Professor, and I thank you again!

  8. On February 19, 2021 at 9:00 pm,
    cfs says:
    • On February 20, 2021 at 10:41 am,
      Big Al says:

      Yet another great and credible comment from you, Professor