Sunday, February 5, 2023

Bishop Blasts Biden's 'fake Catholicism' Following Latest Abortion Comments; Biden Invokes Pope Francis to Defend Taxpayer-Funded Abortion, and related stories

Bishop blasts Biden's 'fake Catholicism' following latest abortion comments:
The Catholic bishop of Tyler, Texas, denounced President Joe Biden's "fake Catholicism" and called on the Vatican to weigh in after the president said Pope Francis and some bishops did not oppose taxpayer funding for abortion.
A member of the White House press corps told the president outside the White House that "Catholic bishops are demanding that federal tax dollars not fund abortions" days after Bishop Michael Burbidge, the chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities and the head of the Diocese of Arlington in Virginia, asked Congress to pass a bill prohibiting taxpayer funding for abortion.
"No, they are not all doing that, nor is the pope," Biden, who is Catholic, replied. The nation's second Catholic president has made support for abortion a central part of his presidency and has called for the removal of the Hyde Amendment, a provision in the annual federal budget that bars taxpayer funding for abortion.
Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Catholic Diocese of Tyler quickly condemned the president's comments and said the Vatican should respond.
"Mr. Biden can’t be allowed to twist the words of Pope Francis in this way," Strickland tweeted. "I implore the Vatican press office to emphatically clarify that Pope Francis rightly calls abortion murder. It is time to denounce Biden’s fake Catholicism." --->READ MORE HERE
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Biden Invokes Pope Francis to Defend Taxpayer-Funded Abortion:
A reporter put this question to President Joe Biden today: “Catholic bishops are demanding that federal tax dollars not fund abortions.”
Biden responded, saying, “No they are not all doing that, nor is the Pope“:
President Biden cites Pope to claim federal funding for abortions should continue.

Pope Francis: ”Is it licit to throw away a life to resolve a problem? Is it licit to hire a hitman to resolve a problem?”

— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) January 31, 2023
Readers know well that I’m not the pope’s biggest fan in the Catholic Church. He’s made more than a few wobbly statements. Be that as it may, Biden’s position is an absurdity. The pope has routinely compared procuring an abortion to “hiring a hitman.” He has routinely said that the Gospel’s call to care for the marginalized and inconvenient necessarily demands care for the unborn child. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Biden accused of twisting Pope Francis' words on abortion: 'Fake Catholicism'

Texas Bishop Slams President Biden's 'Fake Catholicism' Stance on Abortion

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