Outraged Catholics and pro-life activists spoke out against Biden’s appearance at a Catholic University in Cincinnati for a town hall event. Biden, who is the second Catholic president in U.S. history, was publicly criticized for his pro-choice stand.
Catholics in the Cincinnati area are calling Biden the Catholic president who has the most pro-abortion administration
Biden’s town hall event moderated by CNN was held on Wednesday at Mouth Sait Joseph University. The decision to hold it in a Catholic University drew the anger of roughly 400,000 Catholics in the area.
Catholics and pro-life advocates are speaking out against President Biden’s Wednesday night appearance at a Catholic university in Cincinnati, Ohio and urging protesters to show up at the event https://t.co/AEuVtKnreT
— H24 News US (@h24news_us) July 22, 2021
In a statement on Wednesday, the Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati stated that the university is hosting Biden, a president who claims to be a Catholic, yet fosters the most pro-abortion administration in U.S. history. The statement from the group also added that Biden carries the responsibility for the hundreds of thousands of deaths of unborn lives.
Meanwhile, a statement from the Archbishop Dennis Marion Schnurr of Cincinnati was released. The statement revealed that the Archibishop was not asked for the event, nor did he grant approval for the event to be held on Catholic premises. However, the University of Mount Saint Joseph operates separately from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
A Catholic Democrat and Cincinnati Auditor Dusty Rhodes also spoke out against the president’s appearance at the university. He called Biden the “most pro-abortion president” that the country has ever had and calling the university’s decision to accommodate Biden at the venue “unconscionable.”
Rhodes added that the Catholic order of the Sisters of Charity are sending the people wrong signals when they allowed Biden to use the venue.
Cincinnati Right to Life is calling on pro-lifers to protest the president's visit to the Catholic university tonight: "President Biden carries responsibility for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of unborn lives." pic.twitter.com/xNaEKeK9T4
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) July 21, 2021
The university stood by its decision to host Biden, saying they will continue to be an “inclusive and diverse” place
On the other hand, the university stood by its decision to host Biden’s town hall event, citing its desire to be “inclusive”. The school stated that the university will continue to be an inclusive and diverse place for people from different beliefs, ethnicities, races, social backgrounds, and religions, as it has always been.
They also added that these diverse people can come to the university to share and talk about their unique perspectives. Biden, a self-proclaimed “devout Catholic” and the second Catholic president in the history of the United States, has been widely condemned for his support of abortion rights.
A group of U.S. bishops last month approved a document aiming to prevent Biden, among other politicians, from receiving communion because of their pro-abortion stance.
On the other hand, Biden attends Sunday Mass on a regular basis, stated that he is personally against abortion. However, Biden also said that he does not feel that his belief should be imposed upon other Americans who think otherwise.