KANSAS CITY, Kan. (ChurchMilitant.com) - The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB's) pro-life chairman is blasting Joe Biden for claiming to be devout while failing to protect unborn life.
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas spoke out Friday, challenging the unelected president to act like the "devout Catholic" he claims to be. Naumann also blasted Biden's administration for being "in the control of abortion extremists."
"He likes to call himself a devout Catholic. I would urge him to begin to act like one, especially on the life issues," fired the archbishop. "And to let his faith really inform his conscience and the decisions that he's making, not the platform of his party."
The bishops' pro-life chairman was reacting to Biden's recent decision to once again allow taxpayer funding for abortion providers. Last week, Biden's administration reversed the Trump-era Protect Life Rule, which withheld Title X funding from groups offering or referring mothers to abortion providers.
Now, abortion giants like Planned Parenthood can once again collect taxpayer money for facilitating the brutal ending of unborn life. The pro-life Hyde Amendment, however, still prohibits direct federal funding for abortion.
Archbishop Naumann noted that phony Catholic Biden's administration is "looking for every opportunity to expand abortion," lamenting the grim decision as "just one more casualty along that train."
The day before he challenged Biden, Naumann decried the deadly reversal, exhorting, "Abortion is not family planning. Abortion takes the life of an already-conceived and growing child. The violence of abortion wounds countless women physically, spiritually and emotionally."
He further admonished the Biden administration for misusing funds under Title X, which he notes "was intended and authorized to be a program entirely separate from abortion."
[The law] plainly states that "the funds ... [shall] be used only to support preventive family planning services, population research, infertility services and other related medical, informational and educational activities."
The administration is wrong to allow taxpayer dollars to fund abortion providers who participate in a pre-pregnancy program specifically designed to exclude abortion.
Biden also opposes the Hyde Amendment, the last bastion preventing tax dollars from paying for abortions.
Phony Catholic Biden has proven himself the most radically pro-abortion president, stating recently, "My administration is deeply committed to the constitutional right established in Roe v. Wade nearly five decades ago and will protect and defend that right ... ."
He has long advocated for religious institutions to offer abortion coverage for their employees and members as part of their insurance plans. When questioned on his stance, he claims he is personally against abortion while publicly advocating for child-killing and the so-called reproductive rights of women.
Despite Biden's vocal support for organized infant killing, the USCCB has failed to issue a statement denying him and other pro-abortion Catholic politicians Holy Communion.
The bishops' conference says its forthcoming document on eucharistic coherence — which close to 70 prelates wanted to kibosh — will only discuss Christ's Real Presence as the source and summit of the Faith, not clarify that Church law forbids pro-abort politicians from receiving Our Lord. Canon 915 clearly specifies anyone "obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin" is "not to be admitted to Holy Communion."
Pope Francis has also failed to chastise Biden for his abortion support despite clearly stating that abortion is murder and despite a 2004 letter to the USCCB from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, which affirmed:
Regarding the grave sin of abortion or euthanasia, when a person's formal cooperation becomes manifest (understood, in the case of a Catholic politician, as his consistently campaigning and voting for permissive abortion and euthanasia laws) ... he is not to present himself for Holy Communion until he brings to an end the objective situation of sin; he will otherwise be denied the Eucharist.
Instead, the Holy Father will be receiving Biden later this month for the unelected president's first official visit to the Vatican since his illegitimate election.
Naumann did not mince words when addressing Biden and his administration. No one knows whether Pope Francis will present Biden with a similar admonishment during his visit.