US Catholic leaders are alarmed with Biden’s consistent record of being pro-abortion and called out the President-elect to “repent.”
Roman Catholic leaders are raising their concerns that Biden might pass policies that would build “confusion” with catholic teachings.
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez raised his concerns in the virtual meeting for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which was held last November 17.
Archbishop Gomez stated that a group is being organized to answer the worries that the Catholic leaders have towards President-elect Joe Biden. The Archibishop sounded alarmed while saying that they are trying to work on some issues over the Democratic leader.
Archbishop Gomez, the President of USCCB, added that Biden had given the Catholic leaders the reason to believe that his catholic faith will lead him to support sound policies.
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The Archbishop was quoted saying, “He has also given us reason to believe that he will support policies that are against some fundamental values that we hold dear as Catholics. These policies include the repeal of the Hyde Amendment and the preservation of Roe vs. Wade. Both of these policies undermine our preeminent priority of the elimination of abortion.”
In addition to this, the Archbishop also complimented Joe Biden for his efforts about racism and immigration. However, despite said compliment, he slammed the President-elect for his act of supporting abortion and marriage equality.
Other than the above-mentioned issues relating to abortion and marriage equality, Archbishop Gomez also cited other policies and agenda items that tapped their concerns, and this includes including “the passage of the Equality Act” and “the restoration of the HHS mandate.”
Archbishop Gomez continued by saying that said policies could feign a “serious threat to the common good.”
In addition to this, the Catholic leader also stated that the Catholic church has long rejected those policies and “will continue to do so.”
Meanwhile, CatholicVote.org, a conservative nonprofit organization, also agreed with the Catholic Leader’s assessment and stated that there are policies by Joe Biden that create “confusion among the faithful.”
The organization further added that the Biden administration also has plans outlines intended to eliminate the pro-life policies that could reopen millions of abortion services and remove the protection of unborn lives. To add, they stated that this would shift the religious freedom protections that religious organizations have.
"These policies pose a serious threat to the common good," Gomez said. "When politicians who profess the Catholic faith support them … it creates confusion among the faithful about what the church actually teaches on these questions”. Catholic in name only.
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To add more to these claims, the organization also claimed that these policies lined up by the Biden administration represent a “radical antilife” and “anti-catholic agenda” – policies that are directly in conflict with the Catholic teachings.
Another Catholic leader, Bishop Joseph Strickland from Tyler, Texas, also set forth his concerns as he begged Joe Biden to “repent” for deviating from the Catholic teachings.
“He aspires to the highest office in our land & must be guided by the truth God has revealed to us. I pray for him to find Truth.”Bishop Strickland said.
Joe Biden secured 52% vote from Catholics in his presidential race, compared to the 47% votes that were for Trump.
Last Saturday, Joe Biden was seen in a mass in Wilmington. As he left the church, he voiced his support for those who are continuing to worship despite the pandemic.
A question was then shouted at him, asking whether all Americans should still attend religious service at these unprecedented times, to which Biden answered with, they should “safely.”