Sunday, June 20, 2021

Biden’s Abortion Hypocrisy is Also a Catholic Leadership Problem; Poll: Majority of Church-Going Catholics Believe Biden Should Not Receive Communion; 32 Times Biden Has Opposed Catholic Teaching, and related stories

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Biden’s abortion hypocrisy is also a Catholic leadership problem:
The president's deeds are in direct opposition to those taught by his church:
Hypocrisy is a problem for more than Catholic politicians when it comes to the issue of abortion, but the divide between what the Catholic Church teaches and the actions of those who claim to be faithful followers will create worldwide headlines this month. This week, the U.S. Catholic Bishops Committee on Doctrine opens a conversation on what to do about those who say one thing and do another, not once, but day in and day out and with taxpayer funding.
“Because President Biden is Catholic, it presents a unique problem for us,” Archbishop Joseph Naumann, chair the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, told The Associated Press. “It can create confusion. … How can he say he’s a devout Catholic and he’s doing these things that are contrary to the church’s teaching?”
In some ways, hypocrisy over abortion is uniquely highlighted in the Catholic Church because Communion, during which believers honor Jesus Christ’s sacrifice for all, is to be received by those in good standing with the Church and to be denied to those who deliberately live in ways they know contradict Church teaching. The Protestant and Evangelical church worldwide have plenty of examples of people claiming to believe one thing but acting quite the opposite. Yet current events make possible a huge debate over whether you should enjoy the benefits of your church while daily and aggressively undermining what it teaches.--->READ MORE HERE
Poll: Majority Of Church-Going Catholics Believe Biden Should Not Receive Communion:
An overwhelming majority of Catholics who regularly attend mass believe “officials who oppose church teaching” like President Joe Biden should not receive Holy Communion, according to a new poll conducted by the national faith-based advocacy organization, CatholicVote.
Almost 75 percent of Catholics polled said officials doing so would “create confusion and disunity.”
The poll results were released just before the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are set to meet Wednesday to discuss Eucharistic coherence, which refers to a Catholic’s obligation not to receive Holy Communion if they have encouraged “deeds or words against the commandments, particularly abortion, euthanasia, and other grave crimes against life and family,” according to the final document of the Fifth General Conference of the Bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Pope Benedict XVI previously noted that Eucharistic consistency acknowledges the connection between the Eucharist and Catholic values, such as “respect for human life, its defense from conception to natural death, the family built upon marriage between a man and a woman, the freedom to educate one’s children and the promotion of the common good in all its forms.”
Receiving Holy Communion in a state of grace is a common understanding among Catholics. However, many “Catholic” public officials publicly oppose Church teachings and advocate for “gravely immoral” policies, according to Brian Burch, president of CatholicVote. --->READ MORE HERE
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