Posts Tagged ‘President Joe Biden’

Our duty to challenge Catholic politicians who support abortion rights

Thursday, September 16th, 2021
abortion rights

Prominent politicians lost no time in reacting hyperbolically to the Supreme Court’s decision refusing to enjoin Texas’s new law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. President Biden announced a “whole-of-government effort” to find ways to overcome the Texas measure. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denounced the Supreme Court’s refusal as a “cowardly, Read more

Rare moment of criticism; Washington DC Cardinal’s takes on President Biden

Monday, September 13th, 2021
rare moment of criticism

Cardinal Wilton Gregory says US President, Joe Biden is not demonstrating Catholic teaching with his recent comments on abortion. Gregory’s comment is a rare moment of criticism by the Cardinal Archbishop of Washington DC. Discussing a new Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks, Biden recently said he did not agree that life begins Read more

Six suggestions for the Catholic bishops’ document on the Eucharist

Thursday, September 9th, 2021
document on the eucharist

The U.S. bishops are working on a document on the Eucharist, which could be very helpful if they do it right. The chances are slim. The origins of the document go back to the bishops’ fight with pro-choice Catholic politicians, such as John Kerry, over the legalization of abortion. Some bishops, like Cardinal Raymond Burke, Read more

Biden promises ‘whole-of-government’ effort to maintain abortion in Texas

Monday, September 6th, 2021
abortion in Texas

President Joe Biden has announced a “whole-of-government” response to “ensure” abortion access in Texas, after the state’s pro-life law went into effect on Wednesday. As a result of this move, Biden’s stance on the beginning of life is being questioned. Recently President Biden is reported to have said that he does not believe life begins Read more

Holy Communion controversy goes back some 2,000 years

Monday, July 5th, 2021
holy communion controversy

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently approved drafting a document on receiving Holy Communion in the Catholic Church. It will include a section regarding standards for politicians and public figures who support laws allowing abortion, euthanasia and other “moral evils.” The proposed document has already caused controversy. The Vatican has warned against exclusively Read more

Biden’s Catholic parish in DC won’t deny Communion to Massgoers

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

The Catholic parish in Washington that President Joe Biden often visits for Sunday Mass said in a statement following the contentious US bishops’ meeting that it has no plans to deny Communion to those participating in its liturgical celebrations. Referencing the bishops’ overwhelming June 18 decision to begin drafting a document originally conceived to address Read more

COVID vaccines; a moral duty – a human right

Thursday, June 17th, 2021
COVID Vaccines

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), as reported by The Guardian, has warned that as COVID vaccines continue to roll out, the world faces a “catastrophic moral failure” as richer countries administer the vaccine on a vast scale, while poor countries are left behind.” The head of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, underscored the Read more

Cornish churchgoers ‘gobsmacked’ as Bidens join them for Sunday service

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Churchgoers in Cornwall have said they were left “gobsmacked” after Joe Biden, the US president, and his wife Jill Biden were spotted at Sunday service. The couple attended a small Catholic church in St Ives in the morning of the final day of the G7 summit. One parishioner, known only as Margaret, said it was Read more

Who are the bishops pushing Communion denial efforts?

Monday, June 14th, 2021

When Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the disgraced former papal nuncio to the United States, released an unprecedented and soon discredited letter in 2018 alleging Pope Francis’ complicity in covering up for former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s history of abuse, San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone came to Viganò’s defence. Despite Viganò’s shocking call for Pope Francis’ resignation, Read more

US Bishops at odds over Communion to Biden

Monday, May 31st, 2021
biden

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) plans to devote part of its national meeting next month to the sensitive issue of which Catholics are worthy of receiving Communion, and President Joe Biden will be a key subject. Dozens of bishops had written to the USCCB president, Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, requesting to postpone Read more