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June 15, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Today, rumor had it that Pope Francis and President Joe Biden were to meet in Rome. This rumor came up in the midst of a heated debate in the U.S. about the question of whether or not the U.S. bishops — who are going to meet tomorrow — should issue a statement banning pro-abortion politicians from Holy Communion.

Just last night, CNA reported that Pope Francis, in light of that heated debate, chose not to invite Biden to a Holy Mass celebrated by him, which could have entailed Biden receiving Holy Communion. But this, too, turned out to be a rumor, as it now seems.

But the Pope’s personal views in this matter of Communion for President Biden are fairly clear. Cardinal Luis Ladaria, the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith appointed by Francis, wrote a June 7 letter to the head of the U.S. bishops, Archbishop José H. Gomez, asking him to hold back on issuing such a statement now, favoring the idea that “unity” among the U.S. bishops here is more important than the statement itself. It was a political letter to begin with.

But then, just the other day, Fr. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., one of Pope Francis’ closest advisors and editor of the Vatican-controlled magazine Civiltà Cattolica, explained regarding the Vatican’s intervention in the U.S., “The concern in the Vatican is not to use access to the Eucharist as a political weapon.”

That is to say: The current Vatican under Francis argues that priests and bishops should give Biden Holy Communion, even though he is actively promoting the killing of the unborn. Arguments of faith do not seem to apply here.

But in light of this seeming ideological alignment between Francis and Biden, let us consider what Hunter Biden thinks of abortion.

Jack Maxey, whom LifeSite — and prominently, LifeSite’s editor-in-chief John-Henry Westen — repeatedly has interviewed, kindly researched for LifeSite the Hunter Biden Laptop with regard to the abortion issue. We recall here that the Daily Mail has been able to receive confirmation by experts that this laptop is authentic. Maxey provided us with Hunter Biden’s recording and message that give proof to that Hunter Biden himself is in favor of abortion.

First of all, there is a recording from Hunter Biden’s laptop in which he speaks of the pressure he feels from many people who ask him for help and support. He then mentions a woman whom he calls “Daniela” and who constantly asks him for money which she needs for “a place to stay, a job, and an apartment, and a plane ticket, and rent, and travel money for my boyfriend who is a felon who needs to go into a rehab, and an abortion. It is always life-threatening sh…”

But worst of all, Maxey found a message from Hunter Biden in which he clearly defends the right to an abortion, even from the point of view of a father. He wrote, with repeated misspelling: “And if a man has the right to veto an abortion doesn’t t also have been the right to force an abortion.” That is to say, he thinks a father should have a right to “force an abortion.”

He continued: “If a woman feels she is not equipped to raise a child and was raped by her husband and chooses an abortion should t she be able to make the judgment that her husbands genes shouldn’t be carried into a new generation of rapists.”

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Next to his obviously strange view of eugenics (passing on “bad” genes), it is clear that Hunter Biden supports abortion for different reasons.

But another aspect of that same message is provocative. A man who has fathered a child voluntarily or involuntarily, he wrote, “should be required to shoulder exactly half of all the work and emotion that raising a child requires.”

As the Daily Mail has only recently revealed, Hunter Biden does take no care at all of the child he has fathered in 2018. First, he had claimed he did not know the mother’s name — Lunden Roberts — and denied being the father. But even now, after having been forced to pay child support, he does not make any efforts to see his child.

“Lunden’s lawyer Clint Lancaster says the president’s son is still failing to take responsibility,” the Daily Mail wrote. “‘He has only taken financial responsibility when the court forced him to do it,’ Lancaster told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. ‘Mr. Biden hasn’t taken responsibility for this child until he parents her.’”

Nevertheless, President Biden, according to his own public statement, says: “I’m proud of my son.”

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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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Not only is Biden proud of his son, he is also an active promoter of abortion. This is what makes him not eligible to receive Holy Communion, and this is not a political issue, contrary to what Fr. Spadaro claims.

Jack Maxey, the former co-host of Steve Bannon’s War Room, who is an expert on the Hunter Biden laptop and its scandalous contents, comments on this Spadaro quote: “It is Pope Francis who has politicized the Eucharist. The Faith is the only thing that matters, the catechism is the only thing that matters. Nobody who supports abortion merits the Eucharist. A child going to catechism class knows that.” Applying this principle to Biden, Maxey added: “When you look at it through the lens of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, then Biden does not merit the Holy Eucharist.”

“But if you look at it through the lens of someone who has co-opted his faith and his soul to the Communist Chinese, just as Joe Biden, then everything is political,” as Maxey, who himself is a Catholic, added.

That is to say, through a political lens, such a decision would look different, because it has to suit political purposes, which means it has to protect President Biden.

Jack Maxey sees here also a parallel to the pachamama worship that Pope Francis had performed during the 2019 Amazon Synod in Rome. In both cases, the U.S. researcher and journalist says, there was a “rejection of fundamental Church teaching. Just think of Our Lady of Fatima. Don’t you think Our Lady is offended when the image of pachamama is displayed in our churches?”

But in light of Pope Francis’s intervention in U.S. episcopal affairs, one might very well also ask where his much-appraised principle of synodality and locality is being respected? Should Pope Francis not respect the local debates in the U.S., just as he insists he does with the discussions that are taking place in the Amazon region with regard to married priests and female deacons?

The U.S. bishops will meet tomorrow to discuss the matter of Communion for pro-abortion politicians. May they come to a decision in the Faith, and not to an inadequate and a specious political decision.

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Dr. Maike Hickson was born and raised in Germany. She holds a PhD from the University of Hannover, Germany, after having written in Switzerland her doctoral dissertation on the history of Swiss intellectuals before and during World War II. She now lives in the U.S. and is married to Dr. Robert Hickson, and they have been blessed with two beautiful children. She is a happy housewife who likes to write articles when time permits.

Dr. Hickson published in 2014 a Festschrift, a collection of some thirty essays written by thoughtful authors in honor of her husband upon his 70th birthday, which is entitled A Catholic Witness in Our Time.

Hickson has closely followed the papacy of Pope Francis and the developments in the Catholic Church in Germany, and she has been writing articles on religion and politics for U.S. and European publications and websites such as LifeSiteNews, OnePeterFive, The Wanderer, Rorate Caeli, Catholicism.org, Catholic Family News, Christian Order, Notizie Pro-Vita, Corrispondenza Romana, Katholisches.info, Der Dreizehnte,  Zeit-Fragen, and Westfalen-Blatt.

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