The chairman of the US Conference of the Catholic Bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities called on Potts Joe Biden to “refrain from defining himself as a pious Catholic” and acknowledged that his views on abortion are in direct opposition with the church.
Archbishop Joseph Nauman of Kansas City, president of the American Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, told Catholic World Report that President Joe Biden’s open support for legal abortion should be labeled “devout Catholic”. rest.
Catholic World Report Asked “Mr. Biden professors to be a devout Catholic, yet 100% pro-choice over abortion. How do you think America’s bishops should respond to this situation?”
Nauman said, “I can tell you how this bishop is responding. The president must stop defining himself as a devout Catholic, and accept that his perspective on abortion is contrary to Catholic ethics .It would be a more honest approach to say that he disagreed with his church on this important issue and that he was acting contrary to the teaching of the church.
“When he says he is a devout Catholic, we are responsible for fixing him. Although the people have given power and authority to this president, he cannot define what it means to be Catholic and Catholic ethics. “
“What he is doing now is confusing and confusing the role of the bishop,” Nauman said.
“He is declaring that he is Catholic, and is going to force people to support abortion through his tax dollars. The bishop needs to correct that, because the president is acting contrary to Catholicism is. “
According to the abortion of the Catholic Church, abortion is a grave evil that should not be endorsed or tolerated.
In 2019, a South Carolina priest, Father Robert E. More, refused Joe Biden Holy Communion as a Mass under the Catholic Church’s Code because of the politician’s stance on abortion.
The Catholic World Report asked Naumann about the actions of a South Carolina priest, saying that the priest was just “following his conscience.” He said that Joe Biden should not offer himself to the holy community, because doing so is sacred.
He stated “When Catholics receive the Eucharist, they accept the real presence of Jesus, and also believe in the teachings of the Church.
“President Biden does not believe in the teachings of the Church on the sanctity of human life, and should not place a priest in a position where he has to decide whether to allow him to receive the Eucharist. He must know that After 78 years as a Catholic.