« | »

Biden, Pelosi ‘Took Communion’ At Papal Mass

From the Politico:

Biden, Pelosi take communion despite threatened backlash

By DONOVAN SLACK | March 20, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, both strong pro-choice advocates, took communion during the papal mass Tuesday in Rome, according to a pool report.

The move could potentially reignite a passionate debate about the propriety of participating in the ritual without fully abiding the Catholic Church’s teachings.

Dream on. This latest poke in the eye will just be ignored by the mainstream media. (Who are probably quietly cheering their ‘courageous actions.’)

Pope Francis has said he is clearly against the practice, particularly by pro-choice politicians.

"We must adhere to ‘eucharistic coherence’, that is, be conscious that they cannot receive holy communion and at the same time act with deeds or words against the commandments, particularly when abortion, euthanasia, and other grave crimes against life and family are encouraged," he wrote in 2007. "This responsibility applies particularly to legislators, governors, and health professionals."

So what? Who made him Pope? Who cares what he thinks?

Priests for Life, a U.S.-based Catholic anti-abortion organization, told the Huffington Post on Monday that there would be a "public uproar" if Biden and Pelosi took communion.

"Vice President Biden and Nancy Pelosi should certainly not receive Communion, either at the papal installation or anywhere else. Communion means ‘union,’ and they are not in union with the Church on the most fundamental moral issue of the right to life,” founder the Rev. Frank Pavone said. "Should they receive at this ceremony, there will be a public uproar, and rightly so."

What a laugh. The news media control all ‘public uproars.’ And they will see that no public uproar will occur over this. In fact, they will find a way to praise these two heroes for their courageous stance.

Meanwhile, here is a flashback from last year, via CNS News:

Catholic Bishop: Joe Biden ‘Ought Not to Be Receiving Communion’

By Terence P. Jeffrey | October 31, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – Roman Catholic Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs, who holds a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, says that Vice President Joe Biden should know that he ought not to receive communion.

Bishop Sheridan made the point in an interview he did in October with columnist Daniel Cole of The Colorado Springs Gazette.

Cole asked the bishop: "If Vice President Joe Biden, who is Catholic, were to swing through Colorado Springs on a campaign tour and attend your Mass, would you deny him Communion?"

Bishop Sheridan responded: "He should know, and I would do everything I could do to make sure that he knows, he ought not to be receiving Communion." …

"It’s clear to me that the Code of Canon Law, Canon 915, says that a Catholic politician who publicly espouses positions that are contrary, not just to any teachings of the Church, but to serious moral teachings, should not receive Holy Communion until they recant those positions publicly," Bishop Sheridan [said]…

But, again, what do self-proclaimed ‘good Catholics’ like Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi care what the Pope or Church law or bishops say? ‘Rules are for the little people.’

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Biden, Pelosi ‘Took Communion’ At Papal Mass”

  1. captstubby

    they must think they can fool God.

    at Nuremberg the typical defense was,

    “i was only following orders, besides i wasn’t there at the time.”

    what will it be for these two when they go before God’s court martial?

  2. Helena

    I really don’t care what your religion is, but no one is holding a gun to your head to follow it. If your faith is not an extension of your core beliefs, why are you pretending to be an adherent? Who are you fooling?

  3. Not Catholic, so … mostly it’s symbolism I care about.

    Paging Saint Malachy, call for St. Malachy ….

  4. canary

    I was thinking surely they were made to go to confession first, but that would take weeks and priests would have to take shifts.


« Front Page | To Top
« | »