Skip to comments.Pro-abortion Biden and Pelosi receive communion, but not from Pope at inaugural Mass
Posted on 03/20/2013 11:03:38 AM PDT by Zakeet
Pro-abortion Catholics Vice President Joe Biden and House Leader Nancy Pelosi both received Holy Communion at the inauguration Mass of Pope Francis in the Vatican yesterday. However, while the Pope did administer Communion to deacons assisting at the altar, he did not distribute Communion to any of the dignitaries present.
Pope Benedict XVI stressed throughout his pontificate and before it began that pro-abortion politicians should be denied Communion.
Monsignor Ignacio Barreiro, the head of the Rome office of Human Life International told LifeSiteNews that While some Americans were perfectly entitled to received Communion, like Congressman Smith, as Cardinal Raymond Burke has said so eloquently, politicians who consider themselves Catholic but support abortion should absent themselves from Holy Communion.
US News and World Report quotes press pools at the inaugural Mass reporting Biden and Pelosi did receive Communion. And the Washington Times notes that Bidens office has confirmed it.
Vice President Biden was received in a short meeting by Pope Francis. Monsignor Barreiro explained, When you have diplomatic relations with a country you cant refuse to receive them in a lineup, you can however refuse them Holy Communion.
Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life said, according to the Times: "Vice President Biden and Nancy Pelosi should certainly not receive Communion, either at the papal installation or anywhere else. Communion means union, and they are not in union with the church on the most fundamental moral issue of the right to life.
We took communion anyway because we are a greater authority on Catholic doctrine than the Pope ... and as elected Democrats we can overrule him any time we want!
Enjoy those burning coals you heap on your heads, kids.
Being Catholic is rather convenient.
We can pretend to be experts so that our contrary words carry weight.
Plus, we get invited to Papal happenings when Obama doesn't feel like going.
In my eyes, there goes the credibility of the new pope. He could have given instructions not to give communion to those two brazen apostates. The Vatican blew a great opportunity.
” Pope Benedict XVI stressed throughout his pontificate and before it began that pro-abortion politicians should be denied Communion.”
Talk is cheap. They’ll be taking Holy Communion until they die, and then the church will bury them with full pomp. No wonder the church has lost the respect of so many Christians.
I totally agree. They should have been excommunicated as they tried to receive communion. No two ways about it. To have not done that is disgusting.
This reminds me of when there were two Roman Catholic Cardinals at the funeral of Ted Kennedy (D-Hell). Nauseating.
Are you Catholic?
I can well imagine Pelosi and Biden grinding their teeth fuming for the ‘slight’.
“Don’t you know Who I AM?”
Grrrr....moral conscience is just an annoyance to these political types.
These 'apostates' as you call them, are accountable to their bishop. I don't know if you watched the mass yesterday but the bishops were inside the basilica. Communion was distributed by hundreds of priests. The bishop would have sent word through intermediaries to Biden and Pelosi not to present themselves for communion unless they went to confession. The priests distributing communion come from all parts of the globe and do not have a checklist from the bishops of who has been to confession, when or a checklist of all the worldwide apostates who might just happen to present themselves at whatever station they were assigned. Ultimately, both Biden and Pelosi were informed. If they presented themselves for communion, then they did so in an unworthy manner and reap the consequence on themselves. [1 Cor. 11:27]
And while you are checking scripture, you may want to look up Matthew 7:1.
Pelosi should be excommunicated. During the Fluke fluke, she proclaimed publicly that the Pope is wrong.
No wafer for you!
Doesn't surprise me in the slightest. Nobody seems to have the balls to stand up to these miserable miscreants.
Who is the stooge who gave them communion and why was he allowed to? Whoever it is should be fired.
They should have been refused anything the Church has to offer if there were any principles involved.
Or Matthew 7:4 How can you say to your brother, Let me remove that splinter from your eye, while the wooden beam is in your eye?