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(LifeSiteNews) – In a new interview with LifeSiteNews, Cardinal Gerhard Müller has decried the actions of pro-abortion politicians who present themselves for Holy Communion, saying this is an “absolute contradiction” of the “love of God.” 

Asked by LifeSiteNews whether pro-abortion politicians such as Joe Biden should be allowed to receive the Holy Eucharist, Cardinal Müller answered that this would be an “absolute contradiction.” 

“We cannot receive Jesus Christ, our Creator, [while] at the same time subscribing [to] a law which is allowing [us] to destroy the lives which are given of God,” declared the former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) in the wide-ranging interview with LifeSiteNews. 

The comments came shortly before staunchly pro-abortion and yet self-proclaimed Catholic U.S. President Joe Biden met with Pope Francis in the Vatican today. Biden has previously protested against any measure to deny him Holy Communion for his support for abortion – a restriction that would be in line with Canon Law – saying that Pope Francis “gives me Communion.” 

However, for the former prefect of the CDF, such an action is not permitted. Pro-abortion politicians might be receiving “Holy Communion with their mouth, but not with their heart,” stated Müller.  

“We receive Jesus Christ in Holy Communion. We as Catholics believe in the real presence of Jesus Christ, Son of God, in His divine and human nature, [which] is sacramentally and really present in the Holy Eucharist with His body and with His blood.”  

“We cannot receive Jesus Christ, our creator, [and at] the same time subscribe [to] a law which is allowing to destroy the lives which are given by God,” Müller added. “God is the only owner of our lives.” 

“God is giving to us our lives coming out from His love, and to kill another person is an absolute contradiction to the love which is coming from God,” stated Cardinal Müller.  

“We are the representatives of the love of God.”  

Reiterating that “we are belonging to the plan of salvation of God,” the 73-year-old cardinal asked rhetorically, “Who has the right to kill another person?” 

“That is a basic element of all ethics, and we cannot make politics without ethical and moral basis.” 

Biden has advocated a number of policies contrary to Church teachings on the sanctity of life, on marriage, and on the family. In the run-up to the 2020 election, Biden promised to “codify Roe v. Wade” and defended “women’s right” to abortion “under any circumstance.” He has gone so far as to call abortion an “essential health service” and wants to enshrine abortion into federal law. 

Furthermore, Biden has supported gender ideology and advocates a number of policies that would promote LGBT ideology in everyday life in America and across the world. The first “wedding” Biden officiated in his former role of Vice President was between two men in 2016; he publicly endorsed same-sex “marriage’ in 2012. 

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UPDATE 10/29/2021:

Joe Biden claims Pope Francis said he should continue receiving Holy Communion, despite the president's radical, anti-Catholic support for abortion. Biden asserted that the pontiff “was happy I’m a good Catholic,” and that the president should “keep receiving Communion.”

Please SIGN this urgent petition to Pope Francis urging him to clarify what he told Biden at his private audience in Rome. Biden should be facing formal excommunication because of his public and obstinate promotion of abortion, but instead we have the perverse situation in which he claims to have the blessing of the pope to sacrilegiously receive Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. Pope Francis must clarify what exactly was said in order to avoid scandal and being complicit in such grave sin. If Joe Biden wishes to return to communion with the Church he must immediately and publicly stop and repent from his active support of the culture of death.

To ensure that this petition reaches Pope Francis, it will also be CC'ed to the Papal Nuncio of the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, as well as to the Chairman of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Naumann.

Indeed, Joe Biden recently proposed a budget which would eliminate the Hyde Amendment, potentially allowing billions of taxpayer dollars to go to the funding of abortion domestically.

So, it is now an indisputable fact that Joe Biden, himself, is forcing abortion on the American public as well as around the world (e.g., Biden's executive order abolishing the Mexico City Policy).

However, since we know that the Church prioritizes abortion as the "pre-eminent" moral issue, and also how the pope has recently reiterated the teaching that abortion is "homicide," we ask the Pope to ensure that Biden's scandalous claim be clarified and his support for abortion be condemned.

This is the prime opportunity for the pope to make it crystal clear to Biden: Promoting abortion is absolutely and utterly incompatible with being in communion with the Church, and that those politicians who publicly and obstinately support abortion effectively put themselves outside communion with the Church, but also merit formal excommunication.

Joe Biden's active and concentrated promotion of abortion since he took office only 9 months ago is a grave scandal to the faithful of the United States, and to Catholics everywhere.

But, perhaps even more scandalous is the USCCB's decision not to directly and publicly address how Biden's radical, public promotion of abortion affects his standing in the Church.

The silence from our American shepherds is deafening.

Therefore, Pope Francis must now intervene to protect both the Holy Eucharist and our preborn brothers and sisters from death, to protect authentic Church teaching from deceitful "Catholics" like Joe Biden, and to protect the faithful from the grievous scandal caused by Biden's claims, action and the intolerable dithering and "dialoging" engaged in by the USCCB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Biden will meet with Pope Francis to discuss ‘human dignity,’ but abortion left off agenda'

'Biden restores foreign aid to abortion by repealing Mexico City Policy'

'Removing the Hyde Amendment in Biden’s proposed budget will set a precedent'

ORIGINAL PETITION:

Joe Biden is scheduled to meet Pope Francis in Rome in a rapidly approaching audience on October 29th.

Please SIGN this urgent petition to Pope Francis urging him to tell Biden that he will face formal excommunication because of his public and obstinate promotion of abortion, and that if he wishes to return to communion with the Church he must immediately and publicly stop and repent from his active support of the culture of death.

To ensure that this petition reaches Pope Francis, it will also be CC'ed to the Papal Nuncio of the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, as well as to the Chairman of the Pro-Life Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Joseph Naumann.

Indeed, Joe Biden recently proposed a budget which would eliminate the Hyde Amendment, potentially allowing billions of taxpayer dollars to go to the funding of abortion domestically.

So, it is now an indisputable fact that Joe Biden, himself, is forcing abortion on the American public as well as around the world (e.g., Biden's executive order abolishing the Mexico City Policy).

But, reports suggest that the pope and Biden are only supposed to speak about COVID and climate change...

However, since we know that the Church prioritizes abortion as the "pre-eminent" moral issue, and also how the pope has recently reiterated the teaching that abortion is "homicide," we ask the Pope to ensure that Biden's scandalous support of abortion become the central focus of their meeting.

This is the prime opportunity for the pope to make it crystal clear to Biden: Promoting abortion is absolutely and utterly incompatible with being in communion with the Church, and that those politicians who publicly and obstinately support abortion effectively put themselves outside communion with the Church, but also merit formal excommunication.

Joe Biden's active and concentrated promotion of abortion since he took office only 9 months ago is a grave scandal to the faithful of the United States, and to Catholics everywhere.

But, perhaps even more scandalous is the USCCB's decision not to directly and publicly address how Biden's radical, public promotion of abortion affects his standing in the Church.

The silence from our American shepherds is deafening.

Therefore, Pope Francis must now intervene to protect our preborn brothers and sisters from death, to protect authentic Church teaching from deceitful "Catholics" like Joe Biden, and to protect the faithful from the grievous scandal caused by Biden's action and the intolerable dithering and "dialoging" engaged in by the USCCB.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Biden will meet with Pope Francis to discuss ‘human dignity,’ but abortion left off agenda' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-will-meet-with-pope-francis-to-discuss-human-dignity-abortion-left-off-agenda/

'Biden restores foreign aid to abortion by repealing Mexico City Policy' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-restores-foreign-aid-to-abortion-with-repeal-of-mexico-city-policy/

'Removing the Hyde Amendment in Biden’s proposed budget will set a precedent' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/removing-the-hyde-amendment-in-bidens-proposed-budget-will-set-a-precedent/

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Cardinal Müller attacked Biden’s contradictory attitude, saying, “I cannot say ‘I am Catholic,’ and say ‘Lord, Lord,’ and contradict the will of God, and the will of God is life.” 

Catholic doctrine teaches that abortion is always wrong because it kills an innocent human being, thus violating the Church’s prohibition on murder, a teaching that “remains unchangeable.” 

The Church’s Canon Law further stipulates that under no circumstances are those who persist in manifest grave sin to receive the Holy Eucharist: “Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.” 

With this in mind, Father Robert E. Morey of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina, refused to give Holy Communion to Biden in 2019. In comments to media in the aftermath, Morey explained that “Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that.” 

Fr. Morey’s action has been vindicated by Cardinal Müller’s statement on the duty of Catholics to promote life: “Our natural life [comes] from the same God who gave His life in His Son Jesus Christ for everybody, and we must establish a culture of love and life, and not of hatred and of death.” 

Indeed, Müller has echoed the words of fellow prelate, Cardinal Raymond Burke, former Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura who gave an interview in September 2020 in which he mentioned Biden, saying that “a Catholic may not support abortion in any shape or form because it is one of the most grievous sins against human life, and has always been considered to be intrinsically evil.” 

However, in their adherence to Church teaching, both Müller and Burke have placed themselves at odds with Cardinal Wilton Gregory, who announced last November that he was “not going to veer from” the practice of giving Holy Communion to Biden, which had occurred during the politician’s years as Barack Obama’s Vice President. 

RELATED: 

EXCLUSIVE: New photo shows pro-abortion Biden receiving Communion this Saturday
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White House press sec. clashes with EWTN reporter, admits Pope ‘has spoken differently’ on abortion than Biden 

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