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CINCINNATI, July 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Joe Biden pushed patent lies about COVID-19 vaccines and previewed a possible mask mandate for school children last night at a “town hall” organized by CNN and hosted by Mount St. Joseph’s University. The invitation-only event drew criticism from local Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and from pro-life groups who protested the “most pro-abortion president in U.S. history.” 

Biden began the CNN town hall by lying about coronavirus vaccines, falsely stating that people who receive the shots cannot die or be hospitalized as a result of COVID-19. “We have a pandemic for those who haven’t gotten a vaccination,” he said. “This is a simple, basic proposition. If you’re vaccinated, you’re not going to be hospitalized, you’re not going to be in an ICU unit, and you are not going to die.”  

COVID-19 cases among the vaccinated have resulted in roughly 5,400 deaths or hospitalizations in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To date, the CDC has reported 6,207 deaths shortly after COVID-19 vaccination that may be linked to the vaccines, though those figures might a significant undercount, however, experts have said. The CDC previously recorded as many as 12,313 potentially vaccine-linked fatalities.  

British chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance also noted last week that 40 percent% of COVID-19 patients currently being admitted to hospitals in the U.K. have had two coronavirus shots. A model by the U.K. government in April acknowledged that vaccinated people would likely compose up to 70 percent of deaths and hospitalizations from a “third wave” of the virus. 

Later in his town hall, Biden hinted at a new mask mandate for unvaccinated students, saying, “The CDC is going to say that what we should do is everyone over the age – under the age of 12 should probably be wearing a mask in school. That’s probably what’s going to happen.” 

He added that “those over the age of 12 who are able to get vaccinated, if you’re vaccinated, you shouldn’t wear a mask.” Just days ago, several “fully vaccinated” Texas Democrats who fled their state to block a Republican election bill tested positive for COVID-19 and may have spread it to one of Biden’s staffers after traveling without masks on a private jet. 

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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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Biden also once again praised Chinese dictator Xi Jinping, calling him a “bright and really tough guy.” “I talked to Xi Jinping in China, who I know well,” Biden said. “We don’t agree on a lot of things. He’s a bright and really tough guy.” In February, Biden offered similar praise, calling Xi, who has overseen a genocide of millions of members of the Uighur ethnic group and who appears to have had business connections to Biden’s son, “very bright” and “very tough.”  

Backlash from archbishop, pro-lifers 

Pro-life advocates slammed Mount St. Joseph University after it was revealed this week that the Catholic school would be hosting Joe Biden.  

“What compassion and charity is shown the unborn when the university hosts a president who claims to be a Catholic, yet has the most pro-abortion administration in the history of our country?” Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati said in a statement calling Biden the “most pro-abortion president in U.S. history.”  

“Tell them this is unacceptable for a Catholic university and they should be ashamed to host a man responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent unborn lives,” the group added. Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati organized a protest at the university yesterday. 

Biden, who identifies as “Catholic” despite his pro-abortion apostasy, did not mention abortion at the CNN town hall and was not asked questions from the invite-only audience about the radical abortion platform that has earned him public condemnation from the U.S. Catholic bishops.  

Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati on Tuesday also called on people to message Archbishop Schnurr and tell him to cancel the Biden event. The Cincinnati archdiocese issued a press release that day saying he would not have given approval for the town hall had he been notified about it. 

“Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr has not been contacted by any involved party about the upcoming visit of President Joseph R. Biden to Cincinnati to participate in a CNN town hall meeting at Mount St. Joseph University,” the statement related. “Archbishop Schnurr has therefore not been asked for, nor would he have granted, his approval for any such event to occur on Catholic premises.”  

Mount St. Joseph University “operates under the sponsorship of the Sisters of Charity and not under the direct oversight of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati,” according to the archdiocese.  

Schnurr, the archbishop of Cincinnati for more than a decade, has defended life in the past and voted with the vast majority of the U.S. bishops’ conference last month to draft a document on the Eucharist that may admonish pro-abortion “Catholics.” His name was added to a letter in May organized by liberal prelates seeking to halt discussion of Eucharistic worthiness, but Schnurr has said that the addition of his name was done without his permission and has distanced himself from the letter, The Pillar reported

Along with Schnurr, Dusty Rhodes, a Catholic, Democrat auditor of a county surrounding Cincinnati, rebuked Biden’s CNN town hall. “Fake Catholic President at fake Catholic college,” Rhodes tweeted Monday.  

Mount St. Joseph nevertheless staunchly refused to back down from hosting Biden, celebrating itself as “a diverse and inclusive place.” 

“The University has always been and will continue to be a diverse and inclusive place where people from different races, ethnicities, social backgrounds, beliefs, and religions can come together to discuss and share their unique perspectives,” the school said. “We look forward to introducing the Mount to a nationally televised prime time audience.” 

The university had said Tuesday that it was “humbled and honored” that CNN and the Biden White House “have recognized Mount St. Joseph University as an outstanding institution of higher learning that is capable and willing to host such an important event,” local news reported

The Sisters of Charity, while “pleased” about the event, have disavowed all responsibility for it, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. “All decisions about the event are being made by CNN and Mount Saint Joseph and do not involve the Sisters of Charity. CNN is utilizing the Mount’s facility and will make the decisions on attendance at the event, whose questions will be asked of the President, etc.”

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