Joe Biden Was Refused Holy Communion at South Carolina Church

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, currently the front-runner to challenge President Donald Trump in next year’s election, was reportedly denied communion at a Catholic Church in South Carolina over the weekend because of his stance on abortion.

The Florence Morning News reports that Biden, a lifelong Catholic, was denied the Holy Communion by Father Robert E. Morey of Saint Anthony Catholic Church in the upstate South Carolina city of Florence when the candidate attended mass on Sunday morning.

“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Morey told the Morning News via email. “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.”

The Biden campaign refused to confirm his attendance at the church Sunday, telling the newspaper that if he did so it was in a private capacity. He was in South Carolina to attend a criminal justice reform forum in Columbia.

Biden has long maintained a somewhat squishy position on the contentious issue of abortion. He has said he supports Roe vs. Wade, but has voted to limit late-term abortions and said taxpayers should not be funding the procedures.

The Catholic Church’s stance is unequivocal – life begins at conception and abortion is never acceptable.

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Screwtape
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Mark,

“You mean like you fearless leader!!!!!! Probably the least religious one out of the whole bunch”

I’m not sure what you mean. You are unclear and stupid in your remarks and likely voted Dim.

Please explain how Trump has violated the most basic tenets of his claimed religion but still expects to be welcomed by that religion. I do not recall ANY incidents of him being barred from any Presbyterian services for spitting on their beliefs for politics.

IF you can find any such incidents, then share them here.

Bob
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Isn’t there a scripture that states (approximate): “It would be better to have a stone hung round your neck and thrown into the sea than for you to hurt one of these my little ones”. Their day will come.

Screwtape
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Bravo to Fr. Morey. One cannot “claim” to follow a faith, but defy it’s principles. Right Joe?

It’s a shame that more politicians are not called out on their “convenient” faith.

Bonnie Keever
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Hahahahaha hahahahaha hahahahahaha hahahahaha

Karin Callaway
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Every now and then the Righteous Right tries to get it together. Abortion is deadly to babies, and those who seek the abortion. There have been hundreds who have had to be taken to hospitals via Emergency vehicles due to something happening to the women who abort which causes hemorrhage, seizures, body part of the baby left in the womb. Regardless of the actions, it is against the Word of God. Several times it has been listed as the disavowing of the 10 commandments, and other references stating that God knew the child in the womb. They will have to… Read more »

Captain Snowflake
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It happens every so often that these folks who claim to be Christians but don’t think they can bring their faith with them into their public service position. That is exactly where you are supposed to live out your faith. Perhaps he should have paid attention when he was in catechism.

Paul
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This from a “Christian” church that allows boys to be raped by “holy” priests, without just a pat on the hand (oh, don’t do this any more, OK?)

Craig
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It’s not that abortion is NEVER acceptable. Abortion to save the life of the mother is acceptable. This is especially so if the mother already has children who would suffer terribly on the death of their mother. But, discretionary abortion is never acceptable under church doctrine. Those Catholic politicians who cannot adhere to that doctrine should find another church.

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