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“Catholic” Joe Biden to Lead U.S. Delegation to Greet Pope Francis
LifeNews ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 03/13/2013 3:17:06 PM PDT by Morgana

Never mind that Vice President Joe Biden has been rebuked by his own bishop over his pro-abortion views, he will lead the U.S. delegation to the installation of Pope Francis, the White House said today.

Biden is the first Catholic to serve as vice president and he will represent the United States at the installation Mass for Pope Francis on March 19, Vatican spokesman the Rev. Tom Rosica confirmed today.

Biden’s own bishop has had to correct the pro-abortion politician on his misstating the pro-life teachings of the Catholic Church.

In the interview with the Delaware News Journal, Biden continued to misrepresent the position of the Catholic Church on abortion in a way that has gotten him in trouble.

“But throughout the church’s history, we’ve argued between whether or not it is wrong in every circumstance and the degree of wrong. Catholics have this notion, it’s almost a gradation,” Biden claimed.

Not so, says Rev. W. Francis Malooly, the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington.

He wrote in a letter to the editor that Biden “presents a seriously erroneous picture of Catholic teaching on abortion.”

“This is simply incorrect,” he says of Biden’s interpretation. “The teaching of the Church is clear and not open to debate. Abortion is a grave sin because it is the wrongful taking of an innocent human life.”

“The Church received the tradition opposing abortion from Judaism. In the Greco-Roman world, early Christians were identifiable by their rejection of the common practices of abortion and infanticide,” Malooly goes on to say.

“The Didache, probably the earliest Christian writing apart from the New Testament, explicitly condemns abortion without exceptions,” he continues. “This has been the consistent teaching of the Church ever since.”


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KEYWORDS: abortion; catholic; catholicpoliticians; conclave; deathpanels; joebiteme; obamacare; popefrancis; prolife; romancatholicism; zerocare
I hope Pope Francis gives him a what-for!
1 posted on 03/13/2013 3:17:06 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I’d make him wear ash and sackcloth, but I’m not the Pope.


2 posted on 03/13/2013 3:18:39 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: Morgana; onyx
OH NO!


3 posted on 03/13/2013 3:21:31 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: zot

Note reference to Dicache in the last sentence.


4 posted on 03/13/2013 3:24:29 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Morgana

Oh, so do I.


5 posted on 03/13/2013 3:26:48 PM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: Morgana

And Pelosi, while he’s at it.


6 posted on 03/13/2013 3:27:27 PM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: Morgana

Psssst. Yo Joey. Everyone will laugh if you keep saying “lighten up Francis”.

Trust me on this.


7 posted on 03/13/2013 3:28:00 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Morgana

Our long national nightmare continues.


8 posted on 03/13/2013 3:31:42 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Shadow44

Accompanied by the tin man and cowardly lion?
Oh wait, different story.


9 posted on 03/13/2013 3:32:49 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Morgana

I would love to see the new pope publicly and loudly excommunicate this bastard right on TV. I wouldn’t let him near anything holy.


10 posted on 03/13/2013 3:35:15 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

Let’s see what happens when Biden presents himself for communion at the Vatican. That will be the test.


11 posted on 03/13/2013 3:39:13 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: forgotten man
Let’s see what happens when Biden presents himself for communion at the Vatican.

I don't think the coward will do it . . . he'll probably be advised by sock-puppet Obambi's handlers not to try receiving communion.

12 posted on 03/13/2013 3:43:15 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Morgana

What could go wrong?


13 posted on 03/13/2013 3:44:12 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Morgana

Maybe he’ll give Bidumb a “garden variety slap across the face.”


14 posted on 03/13/2013 3:51:00 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Morgana

I think this perfectly represents the gravitas and decorum of the administration that was just re-elected.

Just as long as the Pope doesn’t think that this dolt represents all the people of the United States...


15 posted on 03/13/2013 3:51:31 PM PDT by FatherFig1o155 (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason.)
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To: Morgana

Just waiting for all the gaff’s he’ll make. I bet some will be priceless.


16 posted on 03/13/2013 4:00:36 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Morgana

LOL, wonder if Biden knows that he did not permit pro choice polticians to receive while he was Cardinal.


17 posted on 03/13/2013 4:03:26 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Morgana; mickie; flaglady47
This is just another routine insult in the "in-your-face, creep" modi operandi that Obama employs all the time in dealing with notable whities and non-Muslims.

He's a master at it, revels in it, is not embarrassed by it.

Remember when the Dalai Lama had to use the White House garbage exit after his visit?

Remember Obama's humiliation of Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House when The Zero abruptly walked out of tense talking with Bibi to eat dinner with his family?

Not to mention sending the White House bust of Winston Churchill back to the Queen, undoubted by Fed-Ex, collect.

If the Pope passes away prematurely, Obama will send Lucifer himself to represent the U. S. of A.....and will say to himself "what a good boy am I".

Obama is swine.

Leni

18 posted on 03/13/2013 4:04:49 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Morgana

“I saw that seagull on the chimney, and I thought, gosh, if that seagull sees its shadow, they’re gonna have to have another vote.”


19 posted on 03/13/2013 4:06:45 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Morgana

Hopefully Dum-Dum Joe will show up in Buenos Aires instead of Rome for the occasion.


20 posted on 03/13/2013 4:09:28 PM PDT by miserare
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To: miserare

Bidum is the 2nd in command of the party that is responsible for the death of almost 50 million innocent American preborn human beings since 1972.

The Pope should excommunicate him on sight.

He deserves much worse.


21 posted on 03/13/2013 4:22:46 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Morgana

Joe the drunk is an abortion pusher
Yo pope Francis, tell him he is no longer eligible for absolution.


22 posted on 03/13/2013 4:24:04 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Morgana
Moreover, on behalf of the bishops of Latin America, also in 2007, Cardinal Bergoglio presented the "Aparecida Document" regarding the situation of the Church in their countries. The document, approved by Pope Benedict XVI in July of that year, made a very clear statement regarding the consequences of supporting abortion, disallowing holy communion for anyone who facilitates an abortion, including politicians.
23 posted on 03/13/2013 4:24:51 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: forgotten man

That was my first thought too - if Obstinate In Sin Biden shows up at the altar rail will Francis pass him right by?


24 posted on 03/13/2013 4:34:46 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Argus
They tend to be more diplomatic.

When Pelosi showed up to meet B16, he refused to grant her an audience with photographers.

If he did not even allow her to have a photo with him, no way did he allow her to partake in the Blessed Sacrament.

25 posted on 03/13/2013 4:38:36 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Morgana

I thought Pope Francis had said abortionists won’t be given communion. Surely he will not receive the baby-killing clown, Biden.


26 posted on 03/13/2013 4:44:49 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Morgana

Okay, what’s the over/under on Slow Joe saying something completely inappropriate and boorish to the new Pope?


27 posted on 03/13/2013 4:54:46 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: forgotten man

No communion for Joe until he does a proper confession.The Priest better pack a lunch for that one.


28 posted on 03/13/2013 5:14:14 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean
"No communion for Joe until he does a proper confession."

On whose/what orders, Biden's Bishop? The Pope has no authority over such matters. Biden's (And all the rest are pretty) diocese is pretty much autonomous when those matters/decisions come up.
29 posted on 03/13/2013 5:22:34 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Farmer Dean
(And all the rest are pretty). Sorry
30 posted on 03/13/2013 5:23:59 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Morgana

Give me a freakin’ break!

Why are we allowing one of the dumbest people to EVER hold the office of VP go to the Vatican to greet the new Pope!??

God only knows what stupid things Biteme will say ti His Holiness!


31 posted on 03/13/2013 5:53:36 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Morgana

Be great to see another lightning strike show up where Joe the Clown is sitting.


32 posted on 03/13/2013 6:00:34 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Morgana
My fervent hope is Pope Francis I excommunicates Biden and any other so-called Catholics that come with him.
33 posted on 03/13/2013 6:19:12 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping.
Yes, I noticed the reference to the Didache.
Joe Biden should not be given communion.


34 posted on 03/13/2013 6:22:10 PM PDT by zot
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To: FatherFig1o155

Just as long as the Pope doesn’t think that this dolt represents all the people of the United States...

.........................................................
Or all of the Catholics .


35 posted on 03/13/2013 6:48:31 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Morgana

Oh Lord. Can he he be excommunicated while there?


36 posted on 03/13/2013 7:00:22 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Morgana; ColdOne; navymom1; Pat4ever; RIghtwardHo; Reaganite Republican; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

37 posted on 03/13/2013 7:05:05 PM PDT by narses
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To: SkyDancer
Biden is a walking time bomb.

I'd love to be Pope and refuse him Communion. Joe needs to come clean, confess his sins and never again support abortion rights.

If he doesn't then I would tell him to never enter a Catholic Church again until he repents.

38 posted on 03/13/2013 7:12:58 PM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Northern Yankee

I just finished the book
The Payoff

by Jeff Connaughton, a liberal DC lawyer, long time Biden associate / fundraiser, and now disgruntled ex-lobbyist

Biden really comes off as the mega jerk he truly is in this book.


39 posted on 03/13/2013 7:20:24 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation
Sounds like a good read. I'll have to put it on my last.

Thanks!

40 posted on 03/15/2013 3:42:20 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: LibsRJerks

Agree. Biden is a disgrace to Catholicism.


41 posted on 03/17/2013 3:35:02 PM PDT by miserare
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