December 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – “(It) was a certain anticipation. Nobody knows what the official result of the U.S. election (is),” Cardinal Gerhard Müller told LifeSiteNews in reference to Pope Francis prematurely congratulating Joe Biden last month as the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Speaking with LifeSite co-founder and editor-in-chief John-Henry Westen in an exclusive interview, Müller also expressed “hope” that during the Pope’s phone call with Biden that he spoke with the former vice president about “abortion, which is murder of innocent babies, creatures of God, children of God,” since “that is very important, not the matter of politics, but the matter of morals and the basics of our anthropology. Everybody has his life by God, and nobody has the right to kill another person.”
The former Prefect ofthe Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith consolidated the Catholic position in simple terms: “We as Catholics must not vote for politicians who are in favor of abortion or euthanasia or other movements against life. Life is given by God and the life of everyone is holy.”
But Müller’s hopes that Francis did “admonish (Biden), to go on the line of the Catholic faith,” may be wishful thinking. In a press release from the Biden-Harris campaign after the Pope’s phone call with Biden, the Democrat’s handlers stated that Francis extended his “blessings and congratulations,” after which Biden expressed his own “desire to work together (with Francis) on the basis of a shared belief in the dignity and equality of all humankind.”
Although a baptized Catholic, Biden is a fervent supporter of legal abortion. Archbishop Charles Chaput recently wrote in First Things that “(by) his actions during the course of his public life, Mr. Biden has demonstrated that he is not in full communion with the Catholic Church,” and that “many of his actions and words have also supported or smoothed the way for grave moral evils in our public life that have resulted in the destruction of millions of innocent lives.” Chaput noted that “Mr. Biden has said that he will continue to advance those same policies as president, and thus should not receive Holy Communion.”
During the course of the phone call between Biden and Francis, the Biden campaign reported that the two talked about “addressing the crisis of climate change, and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities.”
Müller said the Pope emphasized the wrong things. “That is a primacy of secondary things and not the most important things,” he said. The cardinal went on to explain that “to speak about God and Jesus Christ as the savior of everybody, of eternal life, (these) are the main points for the Catholic Church.”
“Jesus didn’t found the Church for speaking about things which are of secondary importance, but of the main importance, and that is that everybody will live in grace and will come to the eternal life,” the cardinal said, adding, “that is the mission of the Catholic Church.”
PETITION UPDATE (12/10/20)
Prior to the election on November 3, the U.S. bishops as a whole did not address Joe Biden’s anti-Catholic position regarding faith and morals. The bishops’ lack of clarity is a scandal in itself and probably contributed to the possible election of a pro-abortion “Catholic” to the presidency.
The bishops could have spoken out against Biden’s stance collectively, but they were overwhelmingly silent. Because of this, they will be at least partly responsible for the policies advanced by a Biden administration, in the event that Biden is sworn into office.
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Since Archbishop José H. Gomez and the USCCB prematurely congratulated Joe Biden as “the second United States president to profess the Catholic faith,” Gomez has announced that Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron will lead a “working group” to deal with a Biden Administration.
Although Joe Biden professes to be a Catholic, he supports policies that directly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church, including abortion, homosexual “marriage,” and transgenderism for children.
“[Biden has] given us reason to believe that he will support policies that are against some fundamental values that we hold dear as Catholics. These policies include the repeal of the Hyde Amendment and the preservation of Roe v. Wade. Both of these policies undermine our pre-eminent priority of the elimination of abortion,” said Gomez.
On November 9, Archbishop Strickland of Tyler, Texas tweeted: “A dark cloud has descended on this nation when the USCCB and Planned Parenthood speak in unison in support of a Biden-Harris administration that supports the slaughter of innocents by abortion for all 9 months of pregnancy.”
Additionally, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver, Colorado and Archbishop Charles Chaput have both declared publicly that Joe Biden “should not receive Holy Communion."
Unfortunately, Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C. has said that he will give Holy Communion to Biden because “it’s a matter of the responsibility that I have as the archbishop to be engaged and to be in dialogue with him, even in those areas where we obviously have some differences.”
Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Delaware and Bishop McElroy of San Diego also congratulated Biden in statements, but they have not indicated whether or not they would administer Holy Communion to him.
The bishops should not congratulate someone who has betrayed his Catholic Faith like Joe Biden has. It's an embarrassment and a scandal.
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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has finally spoken on Joe Biden and Kamala Harris....
Not to chastise them for their blatant anti-life, anti-family and anti-Catholic views, but to "congratulate" them on "[being elected]"!
BUT, as everyone know, the anti-Catholic Biden-Harris ticket has NOT been elected.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to the U.S. Catholic bishops telling them to retract their premature and offensive statement on the media's call of the election in Biden's favor.
As of the launch of this petition on November 9, NOT ONE STATE has certified the election results. All of the results are tentative and many are being litigated.
So, this is not the time for the bishops to falsely assert that Biden "has received enough votes to be elected the 46th President of the United States."
That's just not true, and for the bishops to willingly play along with the media's attempt to sweep allegations of voter fraud under the rug, is shocking behavior.
And, while Joe Biden may profess the Catholic Faith, he has also stated his support for abortion, homosexual "marriage," and recently, transgenderism for children.
For bishops, therefore, to congratulate a traitor to the Catholic Faith like Joe Biden, it requires a disturbing level of arrogance and pride.
That is not to say they should stand in judgement. But to congratulate such a man, rather than chastise him, sends exactly the wrong message to the faithful, 50% of whom are believed to have supported Biden in his election bid.
Stop ingratiating yourselves to a person who is advocating mass murder! Stop congratulating this anti-Catholic "Catholic."
For goodness' sake, grow a backbone and start defending the Faith!
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'US Bishops hail Biden as second Catholic president, ignoring his pro-abortion record and disputed election outcome' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-bishops-hail-biden-as-second-catholic-president-ignoring-his-pro-abortion-record-and-disputed-election-outcome
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