Catholic League Savages Biden: He's 'Seriously Strained' Relationship with US Bishops
Bill Donohue says Biden is 'living a lie'
Catholic League President Bill Donohue blasted Democrat Joe Biden for "living a lie," and highlighted his “rocky” relationship with many bishops in an essay Thursday.
Donohue referenced Biden overtly promoting abortion on demand while simultaneously participating in Catholic sacraments.
“It’s time for President Biden to stop living a lie,” Donohue said.
Donohue then cited nine U.S. bishops who condemned Biden, with several insisting he cease receiving Holy Communion at Mass until he repents his abortion position.
Cardinal Raymond Burke, the former head of the Vatican’s supreme court, said Biden should not receive Communion because he is not a Catholic “in good standing," Donohue noted.
The president of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference, Archbishop José Gomez, noted Biden's attack on Catholic values.
“I must point out that our new President has pledged to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity.
"Most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender,” Gomez wrote in his statement.
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“Of deep concern is the liberty of the Church and the freedom of believers to live according to their consciences.”
Last year, former Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput argued that Biden should be refused Holy Communion because it would be the appropriate pastoral action.
"Public figures who identify as ‘Catholic’ give scandal to the faithful when receiving Communion by creating the impression that the moral laws of the Church are optional,” wrote Chaput.
"And bishops give similar scandal by not speaking up publicly about the issue and danger of sacrilege,” he adds.
“Those bishops who publicly indicate in advance that they will undertake their own dialogue with President-elect Joseph Biden and allow him Communion effectively undermine the work of the task force established at the November bishops’ conference meeting to deal precisely with this and related issues,” he continues.
“This gives scandal to their brother bishops and priests, and to the many Catholics who struggle to stay faithful to Church teaching."
"It does damage to the bishops’ conference, to the meaning of collegiality, and the fruitfulness of the conference’s advocacy work with the incoming administration.”