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WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - A group of prominant self-proclaimed Catholics who support intrinsic evil in defiance of Catholic teaching have signed on as national co-chairs for "Catholics for Biden."
Realizing the importance of the Catholic vote, it was announced Monday that ove 30 wayward Catholics have signed on to serve as national co-chairs for a Catholics for Biden outreach initiative — the Biden campaign's answer to securing the Catholic vote.
John McCarthy, the deputy national political director for the Biden campaign, speaks on the plan to convince Catholic voters that Biden is their man.
"This list of co-chairs represents the diverse coalition the vice president has been able to put together," McCarthy says. "In the coming weeks, we will be deploying them to talk about how their faith motivates them to support the [former] vice president."
"The Catholicism that [Biden] holds so personally you see playing out in the ways he talks about social injustice, economic inequality, work being more than about a paycheck but about dignity, and other Catholic touchstones," he says.
Obfuscating Biden's support for intrinsic evils (like abortion) by equating their moral importance to social justice concerns — called "seamless garment" theory — is also being practiced by pro-Marxist bishops and clergy. This technique, meant to confuse Catholics, was popularized by the late cardinal Joseph Bernardin, an alleged satanist who helped set up a pipeline from South America to ordain practicing homosexuals — many of whom now spout heretical teaching within the Church, including in support of pro-death Democrats.
Josh Dickson, faith engagement director at Biden for President, argues that Biden and Kamala Harris — not Trump and Pence — are the candidates who reflect Catholic values.
"We believe the Biden-Harris agenda is deeply aligned with the common good values of Catholics and people of faith and much more aligned with those values than what we see from the current administration."
Dickson explained that the 36 people who have signed up as leaders for the Catholics for Biden will lend their voices and time to political events between now and November 3.
Included in this list to co-chair the anti-Catholic effort are Dick Durbin, Democratic Illinois senator; Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist and Fox News contributor; Carolyn Woo, former president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services; Tim Kaine, Democrat Virginia senator and Hillary Clinton's 2016 running mate; Xavier Becerra, California attorney general; Victoria Reggie Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy; and Samantha Power, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
All six members of Congress on the board have received 100% (positive) ratings from pro-abortion NARAL, the National Abortion Rights Action League.
Kaine has received perfect ratings from NARAL as well as Planned Parenthood. The senator supports legal abortion, opposes efforts to stop federal funding for Planned Parenthood and opposes pro-life laws challenging Roe v. Wade.
Biden has pledged to codify the act of prenatal homicide into law should he become president. He has recently rejected the Hyde Amendment and now supports taxpayer-funding for abortion. His health care plan would also cover the fatal procedure. NARAL has endorsed him, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund publicly supports his choice of anti-Catholic Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate.
Along with Biden, co-chair Durbin — the abortion-supporting senator from Illinois — has been refused Holy Communion by his bishop in an attempt at fraternal correction and to avoid public scandal.
The Catholic Church teaches that abortion is an intrinsic evil and grave injustice. It is one of the five non-negotiables that faithful Catholic Voter Guides include as morally eliminating a candidate for public office.
Pope Francis has denounced abortion on many occasions. He has likened it to "hiring a hitman," and has condemned selective abortion of the disabled as "the same as the Nazis to maintain the purity of the race, but with white gloves."
In his 2013 apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, the pope wrote that the "defense of unborn life is closely linked to the defense of each and every other human right."
Realizing the importance of the Catholic vote, especially in the battleground states, the Trump campaign, too, in April launched "Catholics for Trump," led by a six-person advisory board. It includes former House speaker Newt Gingrich, former acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, political consultant Mary Matalin and president of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles Alfonso Aguilar.