Devout Catholic Biden, Doesn’t Know How to Pronounce “Psalms”

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President-elect Joe Biden, a self-proclaimed devout Catholic, seemed not to know how to pronounce one famous book in the Bible.

On Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden gave a Thanksgiving address, where he appeared not to know how to pronounce “Psalm.” 

In the said address, Biden was reciting Psalms 28:7 

“And if we do, and I’m sure we can, we can proclaim the palmist (ph), with the palmist (ph) who wrote these following words, ‘The Lord is my strength and my shield…'” Biden said. 

In his prepared Thanksgiving address, it showed that the President-elect was, in fact, reciting a quote from the book of Psalms when he was pronouncing it as “Psalmists” instead of silent “p” in Psalms.

This error by Joe Biden, although trivial, is relevant because back in 2016, the media blasted Trump when he mistakenly referred to 2 Corinthians 3:17 as “Two Corinthians” instead of “Second Corinthians.”

Following the said incident, Trump’s gaffe was reported on different news organizations, including The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and NPR. 

However, what’s surprising is none of these publications reported about Biden’s gaffe of pronouncing Psalms as “Psalmists.”

This is not the first time that Joe Biden’s faith was questioned. 

In October last year, Joe Biden attended Mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina, while he was still on a campaign trail. However, when the Democrat candidate approached the parish priest, Fr. Robert Morey, to receive communion, he was denied from receiving the Holy Eucharist. 

The priest explained his side in Florence Morning News as to why he refused Biden of the Holy Communion. Fr. Morey stated, “Sadly, this past Sunday, I had to refuse Holy Communion to former vice president. Joe Biden.”

Fr. Morey further added, “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.”

Besides Fr. Morey, one of the most prominent Catholic clergymen in the American Catholic Church also voiced out his side about Biden’s stand with abortion. 

In January this year, Cardinal Raymond Burke was interviewed on Fox News about the incident. He was asked about his thoughts on Biden’s “pro-choice position.”

Cardinal Burke responded with a strong stand against Biden. He said, “Well, no devout Catholic, no practicing Catholic can be in favor of abortion, can justify voting for legislation policies that promote abortion, and [Biden] has a consistent record of being pro-abortion.”

Cardinal Burke continued, “And so, you can’t say why privately I think it’s wrong — imagining he means by that as a Catholic he thinks it’s wrong — but then in his public life that he can act as if it’s not morally evil. It’s one of the greatest moral evils.”

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The head of Biden’s childhood Diocese of Scranton, Bishop Joseph Francis Martino, also took a similar attitude against Joe Biden.

Bishop Martino told the local press that he would not administer the Holy Eucharist to the Democratic Politician. His pro-choice policies were also cited as the reason. 

Trump also criticized Biden’s faith. In response to this, Biden released a statement where he again asserted his “Catholic self-identification” and even called the Church as the “bedrock foundation” of his life.”

He wrote, “Like so many people, my faith has been the bedrock foundation of my life: it’s provided me comfort in moments of loss and tragedy, it’s kept me grounded and humbled in times of triumph and joy,”

Despite the said statement, his consistent record of being pro-abortion continued to raise questions from catholic leaders.