Pro-Abort, Pro-Gay VP Biden Receives Communion in Dallas

News:
by Ryan Fitzgerald  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 15, 2015   

Multiple eyewitnesses are reporting the violation of canon law

You are not signed in as a Premium user; we rely on Premium users to support our news reporting. Sign in or Sign up today!

DALLAS, May 15, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pro-abortion, pro-“gay marriage” Vice President Joseph Biden reportedly received Holy Communion at a parish in Dallas earlier this month. Multiple eyewitnesses have confirmed the report, claiming Biden was given Communion by a priest at the church.

Canon 915 of the Catholic Church states that those “obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.” Further, canon lawyer Ed Peters explains that “Canon 915 does not demand verification that would-be recipients are subjectively guilty for sinful behavior before withholding Holy Communion. ...”



Image
Joe Biden outside St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.



Biden, who calls himself a Catholic despite his openly pushing condemned political policies, is normally allowed to receive the Eucharist when he's in Washington, D.C., as D.C. Cardinal Donald Wuerl's general policy is to permit sacrilege by failing to enforce Canon 915.

The Church's Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a document in 1974 called “Declaration on Procured Abortion.” It states (emphasis added):

It must in any case be clearly understood that whatever may be laid down by civil law in this matter, man can never obey a law which is in itself immoral, and such is the case of a law which would admit in principle the liceity of abortion. Nor can he take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law, or vote for it. (22)

Therefore, regardless of whether Biden is subjectively aware that his public promotion and political support of gravely evil acts and laws is seriously sinful, he is to be denied the Eucharist on account of his objective actions.



Photos show Biden and his security squad attending the 9:00 A.M. Mass at Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in east Dallas, apparently one of Dallas's more orthodox parishes, where many faithful parishioners were betrayed and scandalized by the incident.

Complaints have purportedly been forwarded to the pastor following the incident.

Compounding the scandal is the fact that the vice president was in town specifically to be the keynote speaker at a “LGBT” event.

Church Militant contacted the parish for a statement last week, and once again earlier this week, but has yet to receive a response. At the time of this publication, it appears no sort of public apology has been made.



 

Have a news tip? Submit news to our tip line.


We rely on you to support our news reporting. Please donate today.
By commenting on ChurchMilitant.com you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our comment posting guidelines