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Bishops: Democratic VP Nominee Should Refrain from Communion Comments

On Monday morning in Denver, where the Democratic National Convention is underway, Archbishop Charles Chaput told the Associated Press that because of support for abortion, Biden should refrain from taking Communion. Continue Reading

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  1. Frank
    6 years ago

    Joe Biden is not Catholic. Catholic is as Catholic does.

  2. R DeLorenzo
    6 years ago

    I always thought that one of the basic beliefs of our religion was free will. Isn't what we do between us, our priest(in confession) and our God? Why deny communion to some and not others - such as people who send our troops into a preemptive war? What about the death penalty? Why can people who believe in that take communion? I don't get this whole debate. Wasn't Christ here to minister to sinners? Why turn people away? Makes no sense to me.

  3. Gary
    6 years ago

    Sen Biden,
    The right to privacy is an individual right that acknowledges a person's right to privacy over THEIR OWN affairs - not the affairs of another person! You might say that a fetus is not a person but then you take us back the original argument in favor of the amendment. That is, what is a fully human non-person? We now understand that skin color and gender fail that test. Now, you try to argue that the Roe v Wade age test is appropriate. It doesn't cut mustard! If fact, it cuts the cheese.

  4. joseph
    6 years ago

    Although I am not an Obama supporter I will say this in all fairness: I agree that Obama and Biden are supporting abortion to maintain their party affiliation. Life is rough for the 17 or so Pro-Life voting Democrats such as Sen. Nelson from Nebraska or Casey from PA. It appears they keep themselves safe by whole heartedly supporting abortion.

    Now I keep hearing Obama supports gay marriage. He has said several times he does not. Where McCain has said he does!
    McCain suddenly now is opposed to Roe v Wade but there has been interviews where he has said he said he would do no thing about roe v wade.

    These politicians will say anything to get elected! Its sad because in the end we truly receive no representation.

  5. Harold Olsen
    6 years ago

    I agree. Biden and other false Catholic politicians who support abortion and same sex marriage should not be taking Holy Communion. Priests who, knowingly, give Communion to them should be suspended. The church needs to uphold their own doctrines. Politicians like Biden, Kerry, Pelosi and others who may claim they oppose abortion personally but who want Roe V. Wade preserved are nothing but liars. Anyone who wants Roe V. Wade preserved supports abortion.

  6. Bill Donahue
    6 years ago

    This election is truly a "wake up call." The Nancy Pelosiís misstatement about the Churchís teaching and the 'token' nod to life by the Democrats seems well calculated to try and lull Catholics into acceptance of death. Any Catholic who makes death easier by leading people to it is performing a grave disservice. The book 'Blind Ambition' told how one White House administration lost its way because of a desire to win. Today, a number of Catholic politicians have re-discovered a new form of 'Blind Ambition' -- winning at the cost of children's lives. Standing up for the sanctity of life is far more fulfilling and rewarding than being remembered as one of those "who also ran."

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