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June 22, 2021 (NewsBusters) –Meghan McCain is back from vacation and she’s making her presence felt on The View. The lone conservative voice on the ABC talk show, Monday, unloaded on Joe Biden, lecturing that the President is potentially imperiling his very soul, doing “grave spiritual harm” to himself by aggressively promoting abortion. While the liberal hosts parroted rote talking points about the possibility of Biden being denied communion by the Catholic Church, McCain shocked with her bluntness.
Brushing aside the cliches of the left, McCain mocked the Democrat’s “personal” opposition to abortion: “For someone who claims to be pro-life, I don't understand this argument. It’s like saying, ‘I'm personally opposed to murder, but if you want to murder a little bit, it's fine because it's not my problem.’ It doesn't register with me. I don't get it, so it's ultimately up to the Church, but he's walking a very fine line here.”
The token conservative then seemed to suggest Biden could be in spiritual danger: “All of these issues are life and death for Catholics, for devout Christians, and he's going to have to ultimately talk to his creator when the time comes as we all do, and reconcile his politics with his — with his personal faith, and I believe that he's doing grave spiritual harm to himself and harm to this country.”
Liberal host Sara Haines echoed Hostin, insisting that “the sacrament is such an individual choice.”
I absolutely believe if you honor the democracy and the state of our country, you cannot have religion going into government and government going into religion. You have to keep those two lanes separate. I think the big problem here is that the church is politicizing communion which is a very sacred practice. The sacrament is such an individual choice when you go into your church.
Liberal co-host Whoopi Goldberg marveled, “I've never thought of America as being a religious country. I always thought of America being the country of religious freedom.”
Meghan McCain and her mother Cindy have been close friends of the Biden family. So her strident objections to Biden's strong support of abortion are even more notable. The rest of the media should pay attention.
"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.
***Photo Credit: Claire Chretien / LifeSiteNews
A partial transcript is below.
11:04 AM ET
SUNNY HOSTIN: It is a political issue, and we all know that there must be a separation between church and state, and I just don't understand how this has come about, Whoopi, and as you mentioned, we have heard the deafening silence from the Catholic church on issues of immigration, on issues of the death penalty, on issues across the board. I mean, when you really look at Catholic doctrine, why when the Attorney General Barr was pushing the death penalty, he's Catholic, which is also just uniformly opposed according to Catholic doctrine. Why was he not, you know – not permitted to receive communion? …
WHOOPI GOLDBERG: Meghan, were you surprised at these bishops coming forward like this?
MEGHAN MCCAIN: It's not unprecedented. It happened to Andrew Cuomo as well when he came out vociferously for abortion, and he would have his Communion taken away. So it's not unprecedented. When comes to the separation of church and state, the onus is on the government, not the Church. They will try to impede every possible way they can and influence every way they can. Everybody's spiritual journey and relationship with God is their own personal journey, and I don't try to proselytize my spiritual journey on other people's. If you're a devout Catholic, abortion is a cardinal sin that can do deep spiritual harm to you, and President Biden had been supportive of the Hyde Amendment up until 2019 when he decided to run for president, and the Hyde Amendment means the government would provide federal funding for abortion, or wouldn't, and now he is for it. And he has shown in this upcoming budget that he is for it.
I think that sort of has been the threshold. I remember when it happened having a conversation with a friend of mine who was close to him saying, “For me this is a deep paradigm shift for how I view President Biden,” because if he is for the federal funding of abortion, and I know the women on this show disagree with me, but as far as I'm concerned, abortion is murder, and that means the government funding of killing of the unborn, and we have to as pro-lifers fight for the lives of the unborn, and that is a doctrine as old as the Catholic church itself. So he has to choose – his official stance by the way is he's politically — personally opposed to abortion, but doesn't feel he has the right to impose this view on the rest of the country.
And it just – for someone who claims to be pro-life, I don't understand this argument. It’s like saying, “I'm personally opposed to murder, but if you want to murder a little bit, it's fine because it's not my problem.” It doesn't register with me. I don't get it, so it's ultimately up to the church, but he's walking a very fine line here, and ultimately, all of these issues are life and death for Catholics, for devout Christians, and he's going to have to ultimately talk to his creator when the time comes as we all do, and reconcile his politics with his — with his personal faith, and I believe that he's doing grave spiritual harm to himself and harm to this country.
GOLDBERG: Okay. Sara, should Biden's political policy on reproductive rights be used against him by his church?
SARA HAINES: Absolutely not, and I think the issue here is the reason people are so politically mobilized by this issue is that everyone – not everyone, but the two sides disagree on the first premise of when life starts which means if people all saw it as murder, no one would be pro-choice. They don't see it as murder. They see it as there's a science here, and that's a deep issue to get into. But my point being that I absolutely believe if you honor the democracy and the state of our country, you cannot have religion going into government and government going into religion. You have to keep those two lanes separate. I think the big problem here is that the church is politicizing communion which is a very sacred practice. The sacrament is such an individual choice when you go into your church. …
GOLDBERG: Yeah, and we'll talk more about this when we come back, but I've never thought of America as being a religious country. I always thought of America being the country of religious freedom. We'll be right back.
Reprinted with permission by NewsBusters