Joe Biden: Pope Francis ‘Has Been Incredibly Generous To My Family’
Former Vice President praises Pontiff
Former Vice President Joe Biden praised Pope Francis, saying he has been “incredibly generous” since his relationship with him began in 2015.
Biden told Stephen Colbert last week about his meeting with the Pontiff.
“The pope has been incredibly generous to my family,” Biden said.
“When he came to visit, we were the house Catholics, and we were the ones showing the pope around, and Beau had just died just a couple of weeks earlier, and he had asked to meet with the family in the hangar at the airport as he was leaving in Philly and he came in."
"We had 16 family members there, and he didn’t just speak about Beau, he spoke in detail about Beau, about who he was, and about family values, and about forgiveness, and about decency.”
Biden said he is “a great admirer of His Holiness.”
Last year, a Catholic priest in South Carolina denied Biden the sacrament of Holy Communion because of his abortion views.
“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Father Robert E. Morey of Saint Anthony Catholic Church told reporters.
“Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other, and the Church. Our actions should reflect that.
"Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”
Earlier this month, the President of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, decried the media's hypocrisy over Biden's “devout” Catholic faith.
Dr. Donohue noted in an essay that it is ok “for Catholics to bludgeon the Little Sisters of the Poor provided they carry a rosary."
Donohue noted that “CNN ran a piece December 13 noting that Joe Biden goes to church, prays, and carries a rosary,” while observing puff pieces by America magazine, NPR, and The Washington Post.
Biden's unapologetic rejection of the Church’s core moral teachings seems to be embraced by the left-wing media, focusing only on the faith's external trappings.
In August, a nun criticized Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), warning that the pairing makes "the most anti-life presidential ticket ever."