A Catholic Priest at a South Carolina church denied Joe Biden communion due to his pro abortion beliefs.
(CNN)Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied communion Sunday at a Catholic church in South Carolina over his support for abortion rights.
Father Robert Morey, the pastor at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, told the Florence Morning News that he had denied Biden communion because “any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”“Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that,” Morey said in an email to the newspaper. He said that “as a priest, it is my responsibility to minister to those souls entrusted to my care, and I must do so even in the most difficult situations. I will keep Mr. Biden in my prayers.”Morey did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment on Tuesday. Biden declined to address the matter Tuesday on MSNBC.“I am not going to discuss that. That is just my personal life,” he said.Biden has said he would seek to codify Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that established women’s abortion rights nationwide — a move that could protect that right from mounting legal challenges from Republican-led states.He has also said he would seek to eliminate the Hyde Amendment, the federal law that bars federal dollars from being used to pay for abortions, except in the cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is in jeopardy. Biden previously supported the Hyde Amendment but reversed his position earlier this year amid criticism from his 2020 Democratic presidential rivals.
Being a former Catholic, I’ve always said if the Catholic Church was serious about stopping abortion they easily could. All they would need to do is issue an edict that any Catholic who elects politicians which support abortion share in their sin of abortion and thus will not die in the good graces of the Church. There will be no absolution for them through last rites or mass. No good Catholic would dare go against that edict.