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WASHINGTON, June 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — This is an open letter from a repentant once-gay man who is now practicing the true Catholic faith:

Dear Rep. Ted Lieu and your Catholic Democrat Congressional colleagues,

You have dared the entire body of U.S. Bishops to deny you communion, and in so doing, have revealed who and what you truly are.

You authored a “Statement of Principles” to challenge the bishops, which began with an overt lie:

As legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives, we work every day to advance respect for life and the dignity of every human being. We believe that government has moral purpose.

“Outrageous. A bunch of laypeople who deny human rights to the unborn and support the legal slaughter of innocent children have the nerve to lecture the bishops on moral and sacramental theology,” said Ryan Anderson, President of the Ethics & Public Policy Center. “The denial of legal protections to the unborn is itself a grave sin to be repented of.”

“[F]or numbers of public Catholics, destroying human life by the hundreds of thousands in the womb every year is just another ‘issue,’” wrote Robert Royal, President of the Faith & Reason Institute. 

“Before receiving Communion, Catholics liturgically proclaim that they are not worthy to receive,” noted Eric Sammons, Editor-in-Chief of Crisis Magazine. “Yet pro-abortion Catholics diabolically invert this, proclaiming to the world that they *are* worthy, in spite of the clear teaching of the Church in this regard.”

Let’s face it: The policies and practices which you stand for are among the most hideous known to mankind, and yet you not only deem them to be normal, you celebrate them and congratulate yourselves for your sophistication and tolerance. What you tolerate is demonstrably evil according to the Catholic Church and all reasoning human beings.

I’ll go further than Anderson, Royal, or Sammons: Your stated personal beliefs and the policies favored by your party reflect an allegiance to Lucifer more than to Christ; to Satanism more than Catholicism.

Men protect women and children; they don’t abuse them

Fr. James Altman came under fire last year for proclaiming, “You cannot be Catholic and a Democrat.”

I’ll go further than Fr. Altman: There are no men in the Democrat Party. Not a single one.

Sure, there are males who support the policies favored by Democrats, but not one of them is a man by any standard other than biology.

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PETITION UPDATE (9/3/21)

Following the US Supreme Court's decision to allow Texas' Heartbeat Law to go into effect, Joe Biden made the announcement that he would initiate a "whole-of-government" response against the new pro-life statute which could ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

This is yet another, outright confirmation of Biden's openly pro-abortion policies, policies which have the main objective of ensuring that women will continue to be able to kill their own children without impediment.

This anti-life, anti-Catholic stance needs to be urgently addressed and condemned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

For the good of the Church, for the good of pre-born babies, for the good of the faithful, and, indeed, for his own good, Joe Biden needs to be publicly rebuked by the bishops and excommunicated until such time as he repents from his pro-abortion policies.

Please continue to SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks the bishops of the United States to act in unison to exclude Joe Biden from Holy Communion for his scandalous promotion of abortion - the murder of the innocent.

After signing, please take a moment to CONTACT the offices of the USCCB to politely, but firmly, encourage the Conference to take the necessary steps to exclude from Holy Communion public officials who continue to show blatant disregard for innocent human life and the Church's teaching.

The USCCB's Office phone number is: 202.541.3000

Thank you!

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"No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." - Matthew 6:24

In the lead-up to their meeting in mid-June, we call on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to exclude Joe Biden and other “Catholic” politicians (like, Nancy Pelosi) from Holy Communion over their public, obstinate, and scandalous promotion of abortion.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which asks the USCCB to act to stop the abuse of the reception of the Holy Eucharist by politicians who promote the murder of innocent pre-born babies.

We know that making a decision to exclude public figures from Holy Communion is not easy. But, sometimes, this is the only way to make them understand the error of their ways, and to preserve the Church from serious scandal.

Indeed, Canon Law (Canon 915) declares that those who persist in manifest, grave sin should not be admitted to Holy Communion

Beyond that, at this point, public excommunication appears as the only suitable response for Biden's obstinate, public and grave sin of promoting abortion.

In doing so, we do not hold ourselves up as judges over Joe Biden's eternal soul, but we encourage the bishops to make known one of the consequences of public and obstinate support of abortion by our 'Catholic' politicians.

The fact is, in terms of the manifest, grave sin of abortion, Joe Biden is as bad as he said he would be before the election.

Therefore, it is cold comfort that the USCCB is only preparing to discuss this issue only now.

But even now, if the USCCB publicly excommunicate Biden for his pro-abortion stance (as well as other pro-abortion politicians), the Conference could reclaim some of the moral authority which they lost by their largely silent assent to Biden's candidacy.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition, now.

Since Joe Biden was sworn-in on the 20th of January, he has wasted no time in signing orders and bills which facilitate the destruction of unborn human life.

  • In one executive order, Biden rescinded the Mexico City Policy prohibiting the federal government from spending taxpayer monies on abortion and the promotion of abortion.
  • Biden also signed (instead of vetoing) the COVID relief bill, which, for the first time in 44 years, contained funding for abortions in America, using taxpayer dollars.
  • Biden said that he wouldn't defend Hyde, and he hasn't.

And, if he and the Democratic Party get their way, a lot more of the same regarding abortion is on the way.

Strong action must be taken lest anyone, especially young people, be confused by the scandal of a "Catholic" in Biden's position aggressively promoting abortion, enabling the killing of innocent human beings.

American rank-and-file Catholics don't want any more compromise and equivocation from the Bishops Conference on this "pre-eminent" life-and-death issue.

We want clear action, not twenty more years of dithering and "dialoguing."

50 million babies have been lost to abortion in the U.S. since Roe!

So, we will NOT accept any more lives lost as a result of dithering and "dialoguing." [**Please see "Notes" below about how it has been reported that some senior U.S. clerics are trying to prevent this discussion from even taking place.]

And, we will especially NOT accept one life lost to abortion by politicians who claim the Catholic Faith, but who promote grave evil. God forbid!

With all due respect to these bishops, they diminish the Holy Eucharist and their high office, as well as cause grave scandal to the faithful, by not imposing public canonical penalties on a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

The bishops are now at a crossroads and must choose either God or mammon.

We call on them to choose God and choose Life!

And we also continue to encourage those brave, true and good bishops who have done well to warn Amercian Catholics about the perils to the unborn and the Faith resulting from Biden's promotion of abortion!

SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks the bishops of the United States to act in unison to exclude Joe Biden from Holy Communion for his scandalous promotion of abortion - the murder of the innocent.

After signing, please take a moment to CONTACT the offices of the USCCB to politely, but firmly, encourage the Conference to take the necessary steps to exclude from Holy Communion public officials who continue to show blatant disregard for innocent human life and the Church's teaching.

The USCCB's Office phone number is: 202.541.3000

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Joe Biden: I support abortion ‘under any circumstance’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/joe-biden-i-support-abortion-under-any-circumstance

Biden administration has opened the way for ‘abortion by mail on a massive scale’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-administration-unleashed-by

‘Catholic’ Biden marks Roe v. Wade anniversary with pledge to make abortion available for ‘everyone’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-biden-marks-roe-v-wade-anniversary-with-pledge-to-make-abortion-available-for-everyone

BREAKING: DC archbishop affirms he will give Holy Communion to pro-abortion Joe Biden - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-dc-archbishop-affirms-he-will-give-holy-communion-to-pro-abortion-joe-biden

Vatican puts brakes on US bishops confronting problem of pro-abortion Biden receiving Holy Communion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/vatican-puts-brakes-on-us-bishops-confronting-problem-of-pro-abortion-biden-receiving-holy-communion

Abp. Aquila backs call for pro-abortion ‘Catholic’ Joe Biden to be denied Holy Communion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abp-aquila-backs-call-for-pro-abortion-catholic-joe-biden-to-be-denied-holy-communion

Cardinal Burke floats ‘excommunication’ for Biden over his ‘aggressive’ abortion promotion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-burke-floats-excommunication-for-biden-over-his-aggressive-promotion-of-abortion

Biden’s HHS is lying about Title X to push abortion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/bidens-hhs-is-lying-about-title-x-to-push-abortion

List of US bishops for and against denying Communion to pro-abortion politicians like Biden, Pelosi - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/list-of-us-bishops-for-and-against-denying-communion-to-pro-abortion-politicians-like-biden-pelosi

Notes about USCCB's June Meeting:

For nearly twenty years, the US bishops have been dithering about whether or not to excommunicate pro-abortion politicians by formally withholding Holy Communion from them.

Their indecision on this gravely scandalous matter is a scandal in itself, but one of the biggest obstacles has been internal opposition from senior U.S. bishops.

And, although the faces have changed in the last 20 years, their morally-and-intellectually-challenged arguments against excommunication have not changed.

Liberal bishops of the USCCB say that excommunicating Biden (for example) would divide the Church, divide the bishops, and would politicize the reception of Holy Communion.

Indeed, in the name of “unity,” it is reported that some senior U.S. clerics, including Cardinal Blase Cupich (Chicago), Cardinal Wilton Gregory (Washington, DC) and Cardinal O’Malley (Boston), have been working overtime to prevent any substantial discussion of so-called “Eucharist coherence” (that is, what qualifies as worthy reception of Holy Communion).

It is also reported that at least 57 other American bishops allegedly joined these Cardinals in a recent letter to the Head of the Bishops Conference, Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles, to try to pressure him to drop the planned discussion at the full meeting of bishops in June.

And now, even the Vatican is getting involved, with the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith suggesting that even more “dialogue” is needed.

These same clerics may mistakenly believe that any attempt to suppress the objective connection between a politician’s promotion of abortion and his unworthy reception of Holy Communion will fool anyone.

But, it will not.

Rank-and-file Catholics are not stupid and can smell compromise a mile away, and we’ve had enough.

With all due respect to the Cardinal, bishops, and the Vatican…those who fail to act diminish the Holy Eucharist and their high office, as well as cause grave scandal to the faithful, by “dialoguing” with a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition urging the bishops Conference to take action at their June meeting to exclude pro-abortion Joe Biden and other abortion-promoting “Catholic” politicians from Holy Communion.

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To the 36 male Democrat members of Congress who signed your names to the letter, here’s what you need to know: 

  • Men don’t allow the slaughter of children in their mother’s wombs. True men protect women and children from harm and shield them from murderers. 

  • Men — true men — believe in the sanctity of marriage and the family and not the savaged, contorted redefinitions and fun-house mirror interpretations that you inflict on our culture. The sole, immutable definition of marriage is grounded in complementarity and is conjugal. Period.

  • Men — true men — do not shrug their shoulders at or engage in sodomy. Love is love. Sodomy is sodomy. Love and sodomy share nothing in common. Sodomy is a mockery of love, ultimately meant to mock Christ and His Bride, the Church.

  • Men — true men — find it unthinkable to medically or surgically mutilate the healthy bodies of young people who experience gender dysphoria. Yet you align yourselves with the Dr. Josef Mengeles of our day.

And Catholic men and women — true Catholic men and women — would never dare to force all these strange and perverse ideologies, all of which are antithetical to Catholicism and holiness, upon the Holy Catholic Church. Yet you do so with impunity.

Your letter intended to intimidate the 168 members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops who wonder if you, President Biden and Nancy Pelosi (among others), should continue to receive Communion, is an offensive, desperate attempt to deflect the application of the laws of nature and the Church away from your consciences. 

Tremble before God

When my wife and I separated in 1998 and divorced a couple years later, I went off to live as a gay man. I stopped going to Church. As I began to come to my senses about ten years ago, I abstained from sex and dating. Daily, for three years, I dropped in at the local parish church, knelt in the back, and would say, “Here I am Lord. I screwed up. I’m not worthy to receive You.”

Only after a few years of chaste living did I dare return to the Sacraments. I had to be sure I would not again offend God the way I had been. Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, I confessed my sins, repented, and only then could I again call myself “Catholic,” a follower of Jesus Christ, and return to the Sacrament of Communion.

I knew my ways were offensive to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and weakened the Body of Christ. I trembled before God and spent three years on my knees before daring to do what was necessary to again call myself “Catholic.”  

Fr. Altman is right: “You cannot be Catholic and a Democrat.” And you 36 male signatories cannot plausibly call yourselves “men.”

And the bishops who support you — including my own, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Washington — are equally unrecognizable as either Catholics or men.

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Doug Mainwaring is a journalist for LifeSiteNews, an author, and a marriage, family and children's rights activist.  He has testified before the United States Congress and state legislative bodies, originated and co-authored amicus briefs for the United States Supreme Court, and has been a guest on numerous TV and radio programs.  Doug and his family live in the Washington, DC suburbs.

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