Posts Tagged ‘Joe Biden’

Has denying Communion lost its political luster? Comments 0

Monday, November 11th, 2019

When Catholic bishops threatened to deny Communion to then-presidential candidate John Kerry in 2004 over his abortion stance, the ensuing media frenzy was described as “haunting” the Democrat’s campaign for months. But this year, when Vice President Joe Biden was denied Communion at a Catholic church in South Carolina for roughly the same reasons, coverage Read more

Communion should be personal, not political Comments 0

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Joe Biden is a proud Catholic. He carries a rosary to remember his late son Beau, and as recent headlines show, he attends Mass even during a grueling campaign. But when the former vice president presented himself for Communion at St. Anthony Catholic Church in South Carolina on Sunday (Oct. 27), a priest denied him Read more

What does Joe Biden think about abortion? Comments 0

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s denial of reception of Holy Communion in South Carolina on Sunday has renewed scrutiny of his evolving views on abortion. Over the course of his decades-long career, the Catholic former Vice President has said that the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade went too far, but has now pledged to enshrine Read more

Biden wishes communion denial had not become media event Comments 0

Monday, November 4th, 2019

US Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden says a priest’s decision to deny him communion because of his views on abortion is “private matter”. He says he wishes the priest (Robert Morey) hadn’t taken the issue to the press. Biden, who is a life-long Catholic, says Morey’s move to inform the press is “not a position Read more

Priest denies communion to former US vice president Joe Biden Comments 0

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Former US vice president Joe Biden was refused holy communion at Mass last Sunday. Biden, who is a presidential candidate, is refusing to confirm the reports, saying the incident is part of his “personal life.” The priest who refused to give Biden the sacrament, says based his decision on Biden’s support for legal abortion. “Sadly, Read more

Biden beats Trump in poll after breaking from Democrats abortion line Comments 0

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Joe Biden put clear water between himself and other Democrat presidential candidates on the issue of abortion as he pulled into a surprise poll lead over Donald Trump in the traditionally conservative state of Texas. He enraged pro-choice activists, and many senior Democrat colleagues, by confirming he was against the idea of the US government Read more

Vice president Biden’s Catholic faith very important to him Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Joe Biden, the vice president of the United States, has made a fleeting visit to New Zealand. He is the first Catholic vice president of the United States. Biden is more comfortable than most politicians in talking about how his Catholicism has affected his life and his views. In his campaign book in 2008 Biden Read more

In new ad, Biden boasts he is a ‘practicing Catholic’ Comments 0

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

In a new ad for ‘Catholics for Obama,’ Vice President Joe Biden boasts he is a “practicing Catholic” and explains that Obama’s platform matches his understanding of Catholic doctrine. “As a practicing Catholic like many of you, I was raised in a household where there was absolutely no distinction between the values my mom and Read more

Catholic bishops rebuke US vice president over contraception Comments 0

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Catholic bishops chided US Vice President Joe Biden for saying during last week’s vice-presidential debate that Catholic hospitals and institutions will not be forced to provide contraception coverage to employees. The National Catholic Reporter said the US Conference of Catholic Bishops did not name Biden, but said the “inaccurate” statement “made during the vice presidential Read more

Forget the Mormon moment; it’s about Catholics Comments 0

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Forget the Mormon moment. The religious group that seems to be figuring most prominently in the presidential election right now is the Roman Catholic Church. With Mitt Romney’s recent choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate, this campaign is the first in which Catholics are on both major party tickets. Vice President Joe Read more