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(LifeSiteNews) – The Vatican has confirmed that President Biden will meet with Pope Francis when he travels to Europe for the G20 summit in Rome on Oct. 30–31. No details were released about what might be discussed at the brief private encounter.

However, past declarations of both participants can provide some ideas about what won’t happen at the meeting. In addition, the Pope’s October 9 encounter with Nancy Pelosi is also indicative of what not to expect later this month. A statement by the 81-year-old House Speaker reported that the environment, migration and human rights were the topics discussed during her visit with the pontiff.

President Biden’s visit will probably follow a similar format. Here are three things not to expect during the meeting.

Not about abortion

The meeting will not be about abortion. Do not expect any ringing condemnation of procured abortion. President Biden will not change his radical agenda of going beyond any other president in promoting the slaughter of innocent lives. Don’t expect Pope Francis to criticize, scold or lecture the president about his scandalous support for abortion.

This visit should break all illusions that there is hope for dialogue with liberal Catholics on this issue. President Biden clearly shows that abortion is a non-negotiable issue for him and his party. He will make no compromise or concession in this battle.

Procured abortion is core dogma in his liberal creed. His aggressive pursuit of unlimited abortion shows no mercy to the many unborn Americans who have died under his watch.

For a long time, some Catholics entertained the idea that pro-abortion politicians are confused, ignorant and misinformed sheep that need tons of pastoral “guidance” to explain Catholic doctrine to them. The double visit of Nancy Pelosi and President Biden will make it clear they are not interested in Church doctrinal guidance or returning to the fold.

Tragically, it will also become apparent that the mortal sin of procured abortion is unimportant to the Vatican. There will be no condemnation or harsh rebuke from Pope Francis on this preeminent issue despite the perfect opportunity.

Not about moral issues

Don’t expect the meeting to be about moral issues. The new theology of the earth is more than likely to be a central theme of the encounter. The two see eye-to-eye on “climate justice.” There are much more likely to be complaints against the consumer society than the hot-button sexuality issues destroying America’s moral fiber.

Any mention of God is more likely to resemble the Pachamama goddess worshipped at Rome’s Amazon Synod than the one true God of Catholic worship.

Again, it is time to throw out all illusions. No one will be changing their positions. On one side, Pope Francis has written the encyclicals Laudato Si’ and Fratelli Tutti, which outline his massive ecological and pro-illegal mass migration agenda. On his part, President Biden is trying to ram through Congress a version of the AOC (Sanders-approved) Green New Deal, disguised as an infrastructure bill.

No excommunications

Don’t expect to see any excommunications from the encounter. Pope Francis sees excommunications as anti-pastoral — except for devout Catholics holding strongly to Tradition. Pope Francis has just said that he has never excommunicated anyone during his decades as bishop. This visit will not break with his refusal to discipline public and notorious Catholic politicians who scandalize the faithful by their impious disdain for Church teaching.

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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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On the other hand, neither President Biden nor Mrs. Pelosi fears excommunications. There seems to be nothing either can do to provoke disciplinary action. Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone — archbishop of San Francisco, where Mrs. Pelosi resides — characterized the House speaker’s Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021, which attempts to codify the “right” to abortion into federal law, as “the type of legislation one would expect from a devout Satanist, not a devout Catholic.” This notwithstanding, he does not excommunicate her.

Tragically, the visit of President Biden to the Holy Father will only serve to validate the indefensible pro-abortion position. There will be no “dialogue” seeking the president’s conversion to the right side. Both the president and the speaker will use their visits to trumpet their “good standing” at the Vatican. Likewise, Pope Francis will continue his wrongheaded policies favoring the radical left.

The visit can help shatter all illusions, though. The attitudes exhibited during these visits indicate that none involved will change their ways.

Those who oppose procured abortion must continue their admirable work inside this painful conclusion. They must continue praying, placing all their trust in Our Lord and His Blessed Mother and no one else.

They must confide that God will bring these days of malediction and chastisement to an end. They must recall the Church’s consoling words in the Introit for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the Rorate caeli desuper: “Be comforted, be comforted, my people; thy salvation shall speedily come. Why wilt thou waste away in sadness? Why hath sorrow seized thee? I will save thee; fear not: for I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Redeemer.”

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