NEW YORK (NY)
Oct. 30, 2019
The action of the Catholic priest who denied Joe Biden Holy Communion during Mass in South Carolina should be seen for what it is – a hypocritical act, given the sinful history of abuse in that very diocese.
Former vice president Joe Biden was forbidden from receiving communion at the altar rails on Sunday in a catholic church in Florence, South Carolina, where he was canvassing.
Father Robert E. Morey, from Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church, said in a statement that he refused the former Vice President the Eucharist at 9 am Mass.
“Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former Vice President Joe Biden,” Father Morey said.
“Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching.”
Obviously the good Father was not living up to the advice of Jesus in the gospels, such as, “let him without sin cast the first stone” or indeed “judge not lest you be judged.”
Let’s look at the institution behind the priest making the moral judgment on the former Vice President.
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