A Catholic bishop is taking supposedly “devout Catholic” Joe Biden to task for using God to promote killing babies in abortion.
Joe Biden said that the right to an abortion comes from being a “child of God” during press remarks Wednesday.
“This is about a lot more than abortion … this reminds me of the debate with Robert Bork … [who] believed the only reason you had any inherent rights was because the government gave them to you,” he said.
“I believe I have the rights that I have, not because the government gave them to me … but because I am just a child of God, I exist,” he continued. “I delegated by joining this union here to delegate some rights I have to the government for social good.”
But a Catholic bishop lamented that Biden is fashioning a religion to “suit himself.”
On Twitter, Bishop José Ignacio Munilla Aguirre of Orihuela-Alicante shared May 4 a picture of Biden referencing the president’s statement that “Roe says what all basic mainstream religions have historically concluded, that the existence of a human life and being is a question.”
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Commenting on Biden’s remarks, the prelate warned that “when we are not faithful to the received faith, we tend to fashion a religion to suit ourselves.”
Despite his support for the abortion agenda, Biden continues to receive the Eucharist.
Various bishops, including Bishop Munilla, have repeatedly rebuked Biden for his support for abortion despite being Catholic.
In October 2021, the Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas and then-chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Joseph Naumann, said that Biden “likes to call himself a devout Catholic. I would urge him to begin to act like one, especially on the life issues.”
“And to let his faith really inform his conscience and the decisions that he’s making, not the platform of his party,” he added.
As a Catholic, Biden has previously been questioned about his stance on abortion.
“I don’t want to get in a debate with you on theology, but you know,” Biden told a reporter on Ash Wednesday. “Well anyway, I’m not going to make a judgment for other people.”
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