Bravo Father!

Former Vice President Joe Biden was denied Holy Communion at a Catholic church in South Carolina on Sunday morning because of his views on abortion, a priest said in a statement. 

The Rev. Robert Morey said Monday that the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate attended Mass at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Florence and was refused the sacrament because any “public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.” 

“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to Former Vice President Joe Biden,” Morey said. “Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that.” 

Morey added that as “a priest, it is my responsibility to minister to those souls entrusted to my care, and I must do so even in the most difficult situations. I will keep Mr. Biden in my prayers.” 

Go here to read the rest.  Early in his career Biden was against abortion and even supported a constitutional amendment banning abortion.  Political ambition was the 30 pieces of silver that turned him into a rabid pro-abort.  If that doesn’t warrant turning him away from Communion nothing does.  Father Morey is to be congratulated for his courage, and what does it say about our sad times that it takes courage for a priest to simply do his job?

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  1. He, Fr. Morey, is a minister in the fullest sense. If Mr. Biden can use this to correct his direction than Father has helped to save Joe’s soul from misery.

    If not, than Joe must walk a lonely walk.

    Pride or humility. Two roads at an intersection.

  2. Biden doesn’t “want to impose his beliefs on others.” By advocating for abortion Biden has imposed death sentences upon innocent babies.

  3. Abortion Is Murder.

    Before Trump, the GOP only paid “lip service” in the fight against millions of unborn baby murders.

    God bless Father Morey.

    God bless President Trump warts and all.

  4. On the other hand we have Cardinal Cupich’s comment on refusing Communion to pro abort pols “…Counterproductive to impose sanctions because it doesn’t change anyone’s thinking.” Wrong. A priest denies Communion not to change a person’s thinking but because that person is not in the state of grace and therefore unworthy to receive Christ. Cupich’s line of thought is a cop out or….perhaps he really does not believe in Transubstantiation, in the Real Presence?

  5. Very happy that there are some faithful priests with love of the Lord. I hope Biden wakes up and recognizes that this priest is trying to save his soul.

  6. Rev. Robert Morey should be made a Bishop as he is acting like a Catholic Bishop is intended to act. Such courage should be rewarded. But he will probably receive his reward in heaven.

  7. I would agree Michael but the people need this priest, here in the trenches where he is easily accessible for those who seek his help and guidance as his parishioners. Making him a bishop limits the faithful access to a man who cares for them.

  8. Jesus said ,if youre not with Me, you are against Me. You can not be 50% catholic. Fr Robert Morey, you are a faithfull servant . God bless you. I hope the bishop will support this priest,and not reprimanded him.

  9. Agree with Quotermeister:

    The Dark Riders no doubt have already been sent forth from Mordor to track down Fr. Morey.

  10. The Bishop of Wilmington is a gutless Vichy Catholic:

    The Diocese of Wilmington issued the following statement: “The Church’s teachings on the protection of human life from the moment of conception is clear and well-known. Bishop Malooly has consistently refrained from politicizing the Eucharist, and will continue to do so. His preference, as with most bishops, is to interact with politicians individually who disagree with significant church teachings.”

    Love the allegation that priests who deny Communion are politicizing it. What a swine.

  11. Bishop Malooly in the Sept. 4, 2008 edition of The Dialog, the Diocese of Wilmington’s newspaper, addressed the issue shortly before his installation.

    “I look forward to the opportunity to enter into a dialogue on a number of issues with Sen. Biden and other Catholic leaders in the Diocese of Wilmington,” the bishop said in an interview that was published four days before he was installed as bishop of Wilmington. “However, I do not intend to get drawn into partisan politics nor do I intend to politicize the Eucharist as a way of communicating Catholic Church teachings. It is critical to keep the lines of communication open if the church is going to make her teachings understood and, please God, accepted. It is my belief that Catholics of all occupations have the same duty to examine their own consciences before determining their worthiness for the reception of communion. I think I will get a lot more mileage out of a conversation trying to change the mind and heart than I would out of a public confrontation.”

    That policy has obviously been a blazing success with abortion-uber-alles Biden.

  12. John 13: 18. ;

    18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen. But that the scripture may be fulfilled: He that eateth bread with me shall lift up his heel against me, 19At present I tell you, before it come to pass: that when it shall come to pass, you may believe that I am he. 20Amen, amen, I say to you, he that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me: and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

    21When Jesus had said these things, he was troubled in spirit; and he testified, and said: Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you shall betray me.

    In context, Judas of course, played his sorrowful role in this redemption story.

    Joe Biden and we too, have our own roles to assimilate and work through. The Bishop mentioned is concerned with political correctness…[Not wanting to use the eurchrist as a tool.] The Priest, imho, is concerned about the soul of Joe Biden.

    Does anyone believe that Joe Biden has never had a priest or Bishop explain his error in supporting abortion and receiving the eurchrist?

    Forgive me but I can’t believe that.

    Now Joe could throw a blood clot tonight and die.
    Question.

    Who helped Joe’s soul between the two religious, priest or bishop?

    The Bishop could be Joe’s worse enemy due to his silence…political correctness.

    The priest?
    His best friend if Joe used this opportunity for conversion. Silence kills.

  13. Funny how it never occurs to a certain type of churchman that not enforcing Canon 915 also politicizes the Eucharist.

    I mean, does the Church mean what she claims or doesn’t she? The wink and a nod Father “I know nuttink” Schultz act suggests that she doesn’t.

  14. There seems to be some confusion here:

    ” A policy in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina requires priests to withhold the Eucharist from politicians and political candidates who support legal protection for abortion.
    [….]
    The decree, “Worthy to Receive the Lamb: Catholics in Political Life and the Reception of Holy Communion,” established policy for the Diocese of Charleston, where presidential candidate Joe Biden was denied the Eucharist on Sunday.

    read the whole thing

  15. Never mind, I’m the one who’s confused. Biden’s Ordinary is one of those leave-you-wandering-lost-in-the-wilderness types because accompaniment is somehow more charitable than smacking a guy up the side of the head to help him unscrew himself isn’t charitable.

    Or something.

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