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December 16, 2020 (Turning Point Project) — In early November, Archbishop Jose Gomez, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, congratulated Joe Biden as “the second United States president to profess the Catholic faith.” The implication seemed to be that Catholics should be proud because another member of their team had made it to the top.

The Archbishop’s message must have been confusing to the many Catholics who know that many of Biden’s policy positions are in direct opposition to Catholic teaching. They were undoubtedly further confused by the American hierarchy’s obvious distaste for Donald Trump — a man who has done more to reinforce Catholic teachings than any other president.

However, despite their misgivings, many Catholics seem disposed to go along to get along. “Oh, well” they say to themselves, “that’s politics as usual.” The problem with that reasoning is that what we are now faced with is not primarily a political struggle, but a civilizational struggle — a struggle over what kind of people we will be, and whether we will retain our freedoms.

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PETITION UPDATE (3/15/21) - 

Reports suggest that the U.S. Catholic Bishops' Conference (USCCB) is preparing a vote on what to do about pro-abortion Joe Biden (and, presumably, other abortion-promoting politicians) who continues to present himself (themselves) for Holy Communion.

Public excommunication would be a suitable response for Biden's obstinate, public and grave sin of scandalously promoting abortion.

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PETITION UPDATE (2/4/20)

Since Joe Biden was sworn-in on the 20th of January, he has wasted no time in signing Executive Orders to destroy the protections which former President Trump offered to the unborn and to the innocence and modesty of children of the United States.

In one executive order, Biden rescinded the Mexico City Policy prohibiting the federal government from spending taxpayer monies on abortion and the promotion of abortion.

And, in another executive order, Biden seeks to force girls' athletic programs, restrooms, and locker rooms to accept gender-confused males.

Since the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was shamefully silent throughout the presidential campaign on the pre-eminent issues of abortion and gender ideology, and what Biden vowed he would do as president, it is cold comfort that their pro-life office is now speaking up about this Administration's wilful disregard for human life and for God's design of human nature (i.e., two biological sexes).

Stated plainly, Joe Biden is as bad as he said he would be, and the bishop, acting in unison (as the USCCB) have an obligation to the Lord (first) and to the faithful (second) to refuse Holy Communion to this grave public sinner.

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 dialoguing with a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

A man who continues to use the church as a backdrop for statements about how "Catholic/religious" he is, but, at the same time, is now doing everything in his power to protect the murder of the innocent, needs to publicly repent before dialogue can begin.

The bishops should not dialogue with or congratulate someone who has publicly betrayed the Church's teaching and who is leading others astray.

It's an embarrassment and a scandal for the bishops to continue to allow him to receive Holy Communion.

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PETITION UPDATE (12/10/20)

Prior to the election on November 3, the U.S. bishops did not address Joe Biden’s anti-Catholic position regarding faith and morals as a unified body.

The USCCB, the organization to which every U.S. bishop belongs and which is staffed and led by bishops, remained disgracefully silent in the run-up to the election.

What were the bishops afraid of, losing their charitable tax status with the IRS, or being deprived of fat checks from the HHS (immigration programs) and USAID (foreign aid programs)?

Or, were they just too cowardly to clearly declare Christ's law to be above man's law and risk the ire of a Joe Biden as president?

Either way, the bishops’ lack of clarity in this regard is a terrible scandal in itself and probably greatly contributed to the possible election of a pro-abortion, anti-Catholic Catholic to the presidency.

Given the fact that exit polling shows Catholics split their vote 50-50 for Trump and Biden, even a slight deviation in the heavily-Catholic swing-states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania could have produced different results.

The bishops could have spoken out against Biden’s pro-abortion stance collectively, but, again, they were overwhelmingly and shamefully 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.

However, the bishops can, even now, mitigate the damage done by their inaction by taking the following steps: 1) Speak with one voice, as the USCCB, and plainly condemn Biden's pro-abortion stance; 2) Publicly advise Biden not to present himself for Holy Communion because of his scandalous position on abortion and homosexual "marriage;" and, 3) Tell Biden to publicly repent of publicly promoting the wilfull murder of the preborn, sins against nature, and diminishing the natural family.

Thankfully, some individual bishops have spoken out forcefully on Biden's scandalous behavior, and his standing in the Church.

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."

But, to add insult to injury, 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.”

And, 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.

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 dialoguing with a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

A man who uses the church as a backdrop to make sickening political advertisements about how "Catholic/religious" he is, but, at the same time, says that he will do everything in his power to protect the murder of the innocent, needs to publicly repent before dialogue can begin.

The bishops should not dialogue with or congratulate someone who has publicly betrayed the Church's teaching and who is leading others astray.

It's an embarrassment and a scandal for the bishops to continue to allow him to receive Holy Communion.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition today!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-bishops-concerned-about-pro-abortion-biden-previously-hailed-him-as-second-catholic-president

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abp-aquila-backs-call-for-pro-abortion-catholic-joe-biden-to-be-denied-holy-communion?utm_source=top_news&utm_campaign=standard

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/former-philly-archbishop-biden-not-in-full-communion-with-the-catholic-church

https://www.thesoutherncross.org/news/bishop-mcelroy-offers-prayers-and-congratulations-to-president-elect-biden/

https://www.ncronline.org/news/politics/us-catholics-weigh-mixed-reaction-biden-win

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PETITION UPDATE (9/29/20)

Cardinal Raymond Burke has stated that Democratic candidate Joe Biden should not receive Holy Communion because of his support for abortion.

In an interview for Thomas McKenna's Catholic Action for Faith and Family podcast, Cardinal Burke states the following (starting around 5:00):

First of all, I would tell him [Biden] not to approach to receive Holy Communion, out of charity toward him, because that would be a sacrilege and endanger the salvation of his own soul.

But, also, he should not approach to receive Holy Communion because he gives scandal to everyone, because if someone says, 'I'm a devout Catholic," and, at the same time is promoting abortion, it gives the impression to others that it's acceptable for a Catholic to be in favor of abortion.

Of course, it's absolutely not acceptable, and never has been, and never will be.

We give thanks for Cardinal Burke's frankness and clarity. And, we call on every U.S. Catholic bishop to follow Cardinal Burke's lead and call out Joe Biden for his bloody-minded hypocrisy on the issue of abortion.

To reiterate: You cannot be a Catholic and support abortion.

Thank you for continuing to sign this urgent petition.

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PETITION UPDATE (8/17/20)

The Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, keeps claiming to be Catholic but has said he will do everything in his power to support abortion.

And, with his pick of California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate, Biden has just cemented abortion into the Democrats' 2020 presidential ticket.

Indeed, Harris is vehemently pro-abortion.

During her time as attorney general of California, Harris played a key role in defending Planned Parenthood over its sale of aborted baby parts (which violated multiple federal laws, according to undercover video of abortion industry personnel).

And, last year, Harris unveiled a plan to essentially force pro-life states to seek permission from the federal government before pro-life laws can take effect.

Additionally, Harris has dangerous views on religious liberty and freedom of speech.

Harris displayed anti-Catholic bigotry in the confirmation hearings of Judge Brian Buescher. Harris cited his membership in the “all-male society” the Knights of Columbus and its stances against abortion and same-sex “marriage” as grounds for rejecting Buescher for a federal district court in Nebraska.

And, David Daleiden, head of the pro-life investigative group Center for Medical Progress, wrote that from his firsthand experience, he considers Harris the “greatest threat to First Amendment civil rights our country has ever seen.”

Joe Biden has seriously erred by taking on Kamala Harris as his running mate, further distancing himself from the truths of the Catholic Faith, especially that every life is sacred from conception till natural death.

Please CLICK HERE to read an article which details one U.S. bishop's warning about the Biden-Harris ticket.

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Of course, these two things are incompatible: you cannot be Catholic and pro-abortion.

And, a "Catholic" politician's responsibility in this regard is absolute: On pain of serious sin, he or she can never promote abortion because abortion is the wilful murder of innocent preborn human beings, and also because doing so causes grave scandal to the Church and the faithful.

Please SIGN this urgent petition asking the bishops of the United States to refuse to give Holy Communion to Joe Biden until he publicly repents from his scandalous promotion of abortion.

Biden recently promised to “codify Roe v. Wade” as president, adding, "my Justice Department will do everything in its power to stop the rash of state laws that so blatantly violate a woman’s protected, constitutional right to choose."

And, since starting his latest run for the presidency, Biden also flip-flopped against the Hyde Amendment, saying that he would allow federal funds to be spent on abortion - a position he claimed to be against for more than 40 years.

In short, Joe Biden will do everything in his power to enable and defend the wilful murder of innocent preborn human beings.

So, this should not be a hard decision for our U.S. bishops. In fact, in another circumstance, it was already done by an Illinois bishop.

Indeed, Bishop Paprocki, of Springfield, Illinois, invoked Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law to withdraw Holy Communion from two Illinois state politicians who had worked to enact radical new abortion legislation in 2019.

Canon 915 states: "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."

Of course, no-one, least of all the bishops, wants anyone to be deprived of Holy Communion.

A politician who publicly and obstinately advocates for the murder of innocent preborn babies puts himself out-of-communion with the Church and her teaching. 

Pro-abortion politicians should not think that they can advocate for the murder of the unborn and receive the Body of Christ at the same time. This would be to defile the Eucharist while giving scandal to the faithful.

Depriving politicians of Holy Communion is not just meant to prevent scandal; it is also designed to bring a grave public sinner to repentance. In this way, such an action is meant to be for the good of their souls, too.

Thank you for SIGNING this urgent petition which calls on the U.S. Catholic bishops to refuse to admit Joe Biden to Holy Communion until he publicly repents from his scandalous promotion of abortion.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Joe Biden: I support abortion ‘under any circumstance’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/joe-biden-i-support-abortion-under-any-circumstance

Catholic priest denies Joe Biden Holy Communion for pro-abortion stance - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-priest-denies-joe-biden-holy-communion-for-pro-abortion-stance

Cardinal McCarrick and the Concealing of Rome’s Position on Denying Communion  - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-mccarrick-and-the-concealing-of-romes-position-on-denying-communio

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This confusion about the state of our society even extends to some of the Catholics on the Supreme Court. You may have noticed that the Supreme Court has joined the “let’s-move-on” brigade. In the Texas vs. Pennsylvania decision, they decided that a procedural issue over “standing” was more important than whether the American Republic stands or falls. Yet Mr. Biden’s party has made it quite clear that it is dissatisfied with the American Republic, and plans to change it — by revolutionary means if necessary.

“Nothing to see here, just move along”? Except that there is a lot to see if one has the curiosity to look. Did none of the Supremes wake up on November 4th and say to themselves, “Hmm, that’s funny. When I went to bed, Trump was leading comfortably”? Did none of them find it curious that a large number of Republicans rode to victory on the coattails of Trump, yet the man with the capacious coattails couldn’t beat an absentee candidate suffering from obvious cognitive decline?

Mr. Biden did get one thing right though. He called the election, a “battle for the soul of America.” And that it was: perhaps the most momentous election in American history. The election of 2020 may very well mark the point at which America transitioned from a constitutional republic to a socialist republic — as in Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or, more properly, as in People’s Republic of China. For, as we are beginning to see, China has taken quite an interest in what kind of civilization America will have.

So, it was indeed a battle for the soul of America, and the media-proclaimed winners seem quite willing to sell the soul of America for a few billion Yuan, or whatever the going price for soul-selling happens to be. Whether or not, election fraud can be proved, this is undoubtedly the most significant election since the one that preceded the Civil War.

The election to end all elections? That phrase can be interpreted in two senses. It can mean that this is the most controversial election we’ve yet seen. Or it can mean that this election signals the end of free and fair elections. As in communist countries, “elections” may continue, but the results will be pre-ordained.

This election represented not only a difference in degree (more election fraud than usual), but a difference in kind. Institutions that are supposedly non-partisan brazenly threw their weight behind the Democrats. Democratic officials who indulged in vote rigging may have protected themselves with plausible deniability, but there is no way to deny all the missing media stories. There can be no doubt that big media and big tech combined to rig the election by hiding relevant news from the voting public. A poll by the Media Research Center revealed that 35 % of Biden voters were unaware of sex assault allegations against Biden, and a whopping 45 % of Biden voters were unaware of the Hunter Biden scandal. The MRC study found that 17 percent of the Biden voters they surveyed would have changed their vote if they had known about one or more of the eight stories presented in the study. In recent months, the media has used its power to convince people to wear a mask over nose and mouth. Now we learn that they’ve been putting a mask over our eyes as well.

For a long time, conservatives have warned about a possible totalitarian future in America. But, as evidenced by big media’s successful attempts at thought control, we already live under a soft totalitarianism. When, for example, was the last time you felt free to voice a controversial opinion to any but trusted friends and family? If a male at your place of work demands to be addressed as a female, will you stand by your convictions or will you go along with the charade?

Was the election count a charade? It will be increasingly dangerous to ask the question. Google and YouTube have already started to remove content that “misleads people by alleging that widespread fraud or errors changed the outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.” What next? Re-education camps for those who persist in thinking wrong thoughts? Incarceration in a mental hospital (as just happened to a French professor of pharmacology who criticized the official line on Covid-19 vaccines)?

It’s possible that such fears are overblown, and that nothing of the sort will ever happen in the U.S. But the assumption that those on the left-liberal side of the spectrum share the same basic values as those on the right has been proven wrong time and again.

We assume, for example, that liberals would be deeply upset upon learning that Chinese Communist spies have been targeting members of Congress. But, apparently, not so. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was not concerned about the possibility that Eric Swalwell, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, had been compromise by a Chinese spy. Of course, candidate Joe Biden could hardly have been surprised by the news either, since much of the Biden family business revolves around selling access to the Chinese Communist Party. Indeed, the number of politicians who could actually be shocked by the Swalwell story must be rather small. FBI Director Christopher Wray recently revealed that the FBI opens a new China-related intelligence case every ten hours. Meanwhile, John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence warned that the scale of Chinese influence operations in the U.S. was far larger than any foreign power had ever attempted. All of this is confirmed by a video of Professor Di Dongsheng, associate dean of the School of International Studies at Renmin University. Speaking to a large audience, he revealed that China “has people at the top of America’s core inner circle of power.” Moreover, some of these “old friends” have been working on China’s behalf for “decades”.” In addition, he mentioned that the Chinese Communist Party had helped Hunter Biden obtain business deals.

It looks like it would take an army of James Bonds to untangle the web of Chinese influence on our government, but, up until recently, our intelligence people have been acting more like a collection of clueless Clouseau’s.

 Speaking of armies, it’s worth noting that our friendly neighbor to the north has been making friendly overtures to the Chinese military. Justin Trudeau — a name that rhymes with Clouseau — had planned to invite elements of the Chinese army to participate in winter warfare exercises. Apparently, there’s not enough cold weather in Manchuria for these sorts of activities. Fortunately, Trudeau’s generals cancelled the plan. But there’s always next year. And there’s always the possibility that a President Biden will invite the Chinese to train in Idaho to make up for Canada’s offensive behavior.

We suddenly find ourselves in a brave new world. Left-wing politicians, a left-wing media, and Orwellian corporations have formed a tacit alliance with the Communist Party of the world’s largest nation — a nation that boasts the planet’s second largest economy and, perhaps, its largest military. None of this bodes well for the survival of freedom in America.

I would like to finish by saying something like “Stay tuned,” but it’s hard to stay tuned when the frequencies on your radio are being shut down one by one.

William Kilpatrick is the author of What Catholics Need to Know about Islam and other books about culture and religion. His work is supported in part by the Shillman Foundation.

Published with permission from the Turning Point Project.

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