Joe Biden was denied sacrament this past Sunday by Rev. Robert Morey due to his extreme pro-abortion beliefs. Biden has said regarding abortion, “I do not believe we have a right to tell women that they can’t control their body. It’s a decision between them and their doctor.”
According to The Washington Times,
“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Father Morey, pastor at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, 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.”
Mr. Biden says he is “personally opposed” to abortion, but insists that this should not affect political stances.
Since declaring his 2020 presidential candidacy, Mr. Biden has said he supports codifying the right to abortion into federal law even if the Supreme Court reverses itself on the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. He also has flip-flopped on his longtime support for the Hyde Amendment, which bars taxpayer funding for the procedure, which the Catholic Church condemns as murder. Mr. Biden said in June that public money should pay for abortions.