As a practicing Catholic…

Joe Biden in the YouTube ad

The following comes from an October 29 story on

In a last-ditch effort to get Catholic voters to support pro-abortion President Barack Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden, who also backs abortion, has released a new web ad. In the ad, he claims he is a “practicing Catholic” and he claims Obama’s record matches Catholic doctrine.

“As a practicing Catholic like many of you, I was raised in a household where there was absolutely no distinction between the values my mom and dad drilled into us and what I learned from the nuns and priests who educated me,” Biden says. “We call it Catholic social doctrine: ‘Whatever you do to the least of these, you do for me.’”

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  1. Maryanne Leonard says:

    The vice buffoon needs to keep practicing until he gets it right.

  2. Cole Thornton says:


    • Abeca Christian says:

      Cole you got that right, BARF and more! This man is a disgrace! Please Bishops in that area where the ad is running, please speak up and speak against this ad and speak up your outrage! Lead your flock! Don’t let this man mislead Christ’s flock! PLEASE!

  3. Larry from RI says:

    Biden says. “We call it Catholic social doctrine: ‘Whatever you do to the least of these, you do for me.’”

    The baby human being in the womb is “the least of these.’

    Anyway,who pays any attention to what Joe Biden says,except those whose religion is the Democratic party.

    • I just finished watching a film on the communist movement in this country and I would highly recommend everyone viewing it!! Also, it will give you insights into the phony, lying social justice garbage that I thought was a big lie from the beginning. Please, please watch this film!!! It isn’t that long, and it’s so important to all caring, Christian Americans….
      go to It’s one of the most comprehensive explanations about where and when this nation began to go down. It’s called Agenda:The Grinding Down of America. It has many excellent speakers and shows much research has gone into this film.

      • PS, Thinking about what I learned also explains, though not specifically, how ‘useful idiots’ like Joe Biden will be dealt with, like all the early socialists in the Russian revolution by the hardline communists when they finally achieve power. They’ve got a chance at the big enchillada if obama wins again, as he told putin’s representative in what he thought was a private conversation (the hot mike) I’ve always thought Biden was the sop thrown to what the left feels is the stupid and gullible Christian right and that we would find him one of us and perfectly acceptable “I’m a practicing Catholic,” he chirps. obama stated more than once that he was a ‘practicing’ Christian. That’s how they see all of us, as buffoons and fools easily taken in. It’s time to really start calling people who claim ‘to be Catholic’ to account. We’ve simply got to stop the ‘blood loss’ that’s killing us, not just America but the Roman Catholic Church. If Joe Biden is a Catholic, then obama is a patriotic American, and the moon is made out of green cheese.

  4. It's Me Again says:

    Joe Biden needs a refresher course on Catholicism. Jesus also said, “If you love me you will keep my commandments.” Abortion is murder; Joe promotes abortion. Joe, as a Catholic who is involved in the promotion of abortion has excommunicated himself. This needs to be announced by his bishop and Joe needs to be removed from receiving Holy Communion until he makes a thorough confession, publicly repents of this evil act and makes ammends to the Church. Now as for Obama…

  5. This is exactly what happens when Bishops do not EXCOMMUNICATE – heretics and/or schismatics.

    The heretic and/or schismatic does not learn, and he causes others to sin and possibly lose their souls as well.

    Abortion, Euthanasia, Homo-sexual Marriage, and violating Freedom of Religion are all non-negotiable.

    Words are cheap, lets see some action from all US Bishops.

  6. Father Karl says:

    Cafeteria Catholics are NOT true Catholics. If you pick and choose what you want to believe and practice ,than you are a phoney. Yes, we must love our neighbor, and do good for him, but first of all, we must love GOD above ALL things. Biden is not a Catholic in good standing, despite what he or other liberals have to say. Our Blessed L;ord said “You cannot love God and mammon”. Biden adores mammon, therefore he is not a true Catholic.

  7. Contact Joe Biden’s Bishop Malooly in Wilimington Del.
    You can get the email address off the Diocese web site.

    Ask the Bishop to excommunicate Joe Biden, and please come out with a public statement immediately.
    Include a link to this story for documentation.

    For Biden to promote a politician who actively works for – Abortion, euthanasia, homo-sexual marriage, and is trying to deny Catholics freedom of religion leaves me speechless.

    Biden has become a partner with the devil.

  8. Well, in a way, he is sort of telling the truth as both him and Obama are in agreement with the American ‘catholic church’, which of course, is nothing compared to the Roman Catholic Church. Come Holy Spirit, Come and touch each and everyone of us in order that we can call Jesus Lord & Saviour and to be truly real Catholics. +JMJ+

    • Everyone, please use the correct words – Catholic heretics and/or Catholic schismatics.
      Remember that we are using the media to teach, and there is no such thing in the CCC as a cafeteria catholic or the American Catholic Church.

  9. some years ago i read an article about past presidentss and vice presidents and how all of the men mentioned had VIOLATED their own religious communities (e..g, southern baptist, catholic, mormon, etc.) in thier personal conduct and in their political choices.

    it’s like these guys never attended sunday school, never listened to a sermon, never read up on their own relgiion, but just did what was politically expedient.

    sort of like martin sheen on that infamous episode of “the west wing” where he, playing a roman catholic president, has the chance to stop the execution of a prisoner, but even ignores a call from the POPE HIMSELF because stopping the execution would make him “unpopular with the press.” h’es shown praying his rosary, then deciding to kill the prisoner anyway.

    to heck with integrity — i just care about what will get me votes!

    • The explanation is that many of these people also formally belonged, and currently belong, to another church – Masonic. This includes FDR, Truman, Earl Warren, G. Ford and a long list of others regardless of party affiliation. Defined by Paul Fisher in his authoritative book “Behind the Lodge Door,” Masonry is “an occult religion of Kabbalistic gnosticism.” Pope Leo XIII in his defining encyclical “Humanum Genus” (on Freemasonry) in 1888, described the hidden government of Freemasonry. This is the real religion of the United States, or of at least the U.S. Government which honors these Masonic symbols on the Reverse of the Great Seal of the U.S. (and placed on the back of the $1 bill by 33rd degree Mason FDR in 1933.)

    • Steve McQueen was a Catholic, maybe, but in any case spent a lot of his life helping poor kids. What a difference in role models, huh?

      • Kenneth M. Fisher says:


        I cannot recall Steve McQueen ever playing in a immoral movie. Correct me if I am wrong. Violent, yes, but not all violence is immoral.

        God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
        Kenneth M. Fisher

        • Kenneth, first date I had in college we went to see Sand Pebbles, the story of rescuing a nun in China by the US Navy (McQueen). After that movie, she never talked to me again; however, she did succeed in witnessing Catholicism to me. It took years but I began slowly to pay attention.

          • By getting off the topic of the article – you minimuize and trivialize the needed message to others at this critical time in the history of our Country.
            Please keep your non-related opinions off Catholic blog sites.
            Think before you post.

            The MESSAGE is – A Catholic may not VOTE for a candidate who supports INTRINSIC EVIL – abortion, euthanasia, homo-sexual marriage, or is against freedom of religion.

            If both candidates support an intrinsic evil, we must VOTE for the Candidate who is likely to do the least harm.

            Blessed Mother, all the Angels and Saints in Heaven please pray for us.
            Ask God to give all the people of good will the grace and understanding to vote against evil.

          • Read faster.

          • Natalie, she was introducing me to religion, so that I could be free, so that I would be wary of abortion, and gays.

          • Mark from PA says:

            Good grief, JLS, don’t you ever tire of bashing the gays?

          • JLS, what in the world did you DO during the film, that your date never spoke to you again?

            doze off?

            snore loudly?

            eat all the popcorn?

          • Tried telling her stories while the move was going on.

          • I mean “movie” not “move” … max, I know what you’re going to post.

          • no, JLS, i am certain you were always a model of gentlemany conduct and purity.

            and then…you entered kindergarten!

            (telling your date stories during the movie…no wonder she ran away screaming…i’m sure your dogs are much more understanind about such behavior…)

          • Mark from PA says:

            Max, perhaps JLS was more interesting than the movie. My best friend in college always used to be telling me stories. He actually enjoyed hanging out with me because he liked my family and I helped keep him on the straight and narrow (if you’ll pardon the expression). I could have seen myself being friends with JLS as a young person but we probably wouldn’t discuss certain things.

        • Steve McQueen was a real man in the best sense of the word. Compare him to the swishy little leading men we have now. I shant name names, but we all know what insipid anti-males they are as they denounce America, mince about on pirate ships and play at being bad little boys when they’re really just naughty little girls.

        • Steve Mc Queen was super cool

    • max, there you go again, setting up other religions as of the same qualities and conseqences as Catholicism.

  10. John Malloy says:

    Mr. Biden, your are as Catholic as President Obama; You should be excomminitated.

    your nuns and priests taught you to support abortion? …To kill babies exiting from the womb alive, (If they are not wanted!).., To accep homosexual activities?
    I suggest you go back to the nuns and priests you know and see if they agree with you.

  11. Biden was an embarrassment as a senator, now as vice president and as a Catholic as well. Him being a “heartbeat away” from the Oval Office is a compelling reason to vote for the Mitt Romney – Paul Ryan ticket, and not the least ranking reason either. The man can be counted on for an endless variety of buffoonery.

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

      Just like Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and most of the Democrat politicians, Biden was at one time pro-life. He sold his soul for Party favor!

      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

  12. Prove it Joe Biden! I’d like to see the Catholic book of doctrine he is getting his info from.

  13. The fact is that neither party follows Catholic doctrine. In fact, church doctrine is not even compatible with large conglomerates and is only in line with Catholic thought when busnesses are small and capitalism is local. Catholics must stop being led by Democrats by the nose. A vote for either major candidate conflicts with Catholic thought. WAKE UP!!!!!!
    Democrats have accomplished little to further Catholic thought in our sick society. If you haven’t figured it out by now, campaigns are nothing but a marketing tool and little else. Politics in this country is the entertainment industry for ugly people with little talent.They are able, however, to say whatever their (director) campaign manager tell them to do.
    (See the book “Beyond Capitalism & Socialism” Tobias J. Lanz, Editor
    Norfolk, Virginia 2008 Light in the Darkness Publiations, An Imprint of IHS Press)

    Also will someone please tell me how Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: The U.S. Bishops’ Reflection on Catholic Teaching and Political Life, issued by USCCB, November 14, 12007, is inconsistent with the thoughts as expressed in “Beyond Capitalism & Socialism.”

    • Len, why would anyone expect major political parties in the USA to follow Catholic doctrine?

    • The fact is that neither party follows Catholic doctrine is NOT an issue. The issue is whether Catholics will follow Catholic Doctrine. Will Catholic believers follow Jesus Christ in ways that please God the Father and mitigate the sorrows of Our Blessed Mother, or will they follow some warmed-up mush of conveniently inoffensive social teaching?

  14. When the Shepherds, our bishops, will not speak up, instruct the priests in their diocese to speak the Truth, this is what we get.
    Of course, this pusilanimous attitude of the bishops in the USA is a decades old project and process, hence nothing new. Had the bishops spoken up and out right after the NY Times ad with the plethora of Catholic theologians objecting to Humnae Vitae in July, 1968! would we have this enormous problem today, so many totally confused and falling into sin? I doubt it!

    • We can’t go back and change history – could have, should have, would have.

      But we can each ACTIVELY encourage each individual Bishop today, as the occasion arises to enforce Canon 915 or excommunicate – depending upon the seriousness of the SCANDAL.

      Although there are some old timers, many US Bishops were not Bishops in the 1960’s and 1970’s, and 1980’s.

      1 Cor 5:11-13 St. Paul.

      Regarding Biden, please re-read Oscar’s post about contacting his Diocese Bishop.

  15. This should certainly elicit a response from the Church. Mr. Biden knows Church teaching. He knows that while he is in line with it on some matters he is grossly at odds with it on this most important issue. He knows you cannot be ‘pro choice’ on abortion and be in good standing with the Church. This is a massive effort at deception on his part. His only reason must be to secure votes from devout Catholics who will fall for his ruse. It is very detrimental to the Church and to the nation, not to mention his own spiritual well-being. If someone is prepared to lie so flagrantly about this issue, he will lie about anything. The electorate needs to know that about him before they vote. It also poses a catechetical problem. Many of our catechism teachers work hard to tell their students the truth of the Church’s teaching on the life issues. Here is a prominent figure contradicting them and trying to maintain his catholicity. That alone is reason for a response.

    • It will only get a response if each of us forward a copy of the article which includes a link to Biden’s campaign video to Bishops.

  16. Clinton R. says:

    Vice President Biden should have, of course been excommunicated a long time ago along with all “Catholic” politicians who endorse abortion, contraception and unnatural relations. I pray for his soul, because by placing himself against God, he has put his soul in grave danger.

  17. Juergensen says:

    Biden is a heretic. There is no doubt about that.

    So, what does that make the bishop(s) who refuse(s) to correct him?

    • Abeca Christian says:

      Juergensen you are right. The evidence is right there in that ad, the Bishops can not deny what this man really is. They can not. How much more scandal does this man has to commit before they excommunicate him, they need to do it publicly just like he is publicly disgracing our faith!

  18. Joe Biden….fake hair, fake teeth, fake religion.

  19. Well, he’s good for something, friends. He’s led everyone on this site to all agree on something. Wow! Mr. Biden is serving as the court jester once did…by exaggerated antics in mimicking of people of fortune and renown of the time (including the reigning monarch) he gave much needed relief of comic humor so everyone could laugh at themselves. Biden shows how truly ridiculous the fake, quasi, pseudo, cafeteria Catholics really are. He’s just aping Caroline Kennedy, Arnold Swartzenegger, Kathleen Sibelius, and a raft of other liars and hypocrites that dare call themselves Catholics. Why aren’t we all laughing? Actually, I don’t even think the poor man is a buffoon…he’s simple minded, so it wouldn’t be polite to laugh at someone who just can’t help who he is, But how he got to be a senator and then a vice president is a complete mystery to me.

    • But I feel I must add that I’m sure not one of us reading this article would want to see Biden or any of these misled people go to hell. I would hope and pray that not just for their own souls but the good of people who perhaps are being dragged down with them, that they would repent and confess their sins, just like the rest of us have to do. It’s just they have to be able to ‘see’ that they’re sinning…how does anyone get through to them? I have people very close to me who have similar problems and I sure haven’t found a way, but I keep praying and asking St. Monica and all the saints to pray for them. A fitting remark on All Saints Day, eh?

      • Those who cause public scandal must not only repent and confess, but also make public reparation for the scandal they have caused.
        They also need to pray for everyone they caused to sin.

        • Yes indeed! Unfortunately, the odds for that happening are about the same as for a camel going through the eye of a needle, Sandra. But with God all things are possible. That’s an important aspect that you brought up too,about reparation…praying for those who were misled.

      • Biden heading for Hell in a handbasket ? Well, let’s do the statistics: Of all the rabid false Catholics and Catholic anti-christs running amok in politics, and of those of them who have died: How many made it known before their deaths that they repented and were absolved? What? Zero? Wow, maybe Biden will be the first.

  20. Len,you need to wake up!!
    Bottom line a non vote or third party vote is a vote for comminism/socialism.
    Biden is lying fool!!!

  21. Gilbert E. Fraide - Retired Ca. Architect says:

    Mr. Biden embroiders himself with “trappings” of what he knows will elevate him to heights he himself does not possess. Mr.Biden uses Holy Scripture to justify his politics. This tactic is a favorite of the False Prophet. I would refer Mr. Biden to the CCC wherein we are constantly reminded that God cannot do a Bad in order to achieve a Good. By the way, Mr. Biden has already excommunicated himself, which Church Teaching tells us is actually a provision by the CHURCH to serve as an act of Charity – with the intention being a sound warning to repent, for the sake of his own salvation. Mr.Biden is confused in his embrace of a strange God, Politics.

    • Kenneth M. Fisher says:

      In the “Mystical City of God, Blessed Mary of Agreda”, the Blessed Virgin Mary tells her that the worst levels of Hell are reserved for bad Catholics, and the Highest leves of Hell for good, faithful Catholics. Pray for Mr. Biden.

      God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
      Kenneth M. Fisher

    • Due to the SCANDAL involved, the Bishops must speak up and publish a public list of all those who are excommunicated – – – – – Bishops, Priests, Nuns, and Laity.

      Most US Bishops NEGLECT their DUTY to teach on the Mortal Sin of SCANDAL.
      This is a major reason that relativism, secularism, heresy, schism and scandal are so rampant in the USA.

      In order to be forgiven for the Mortal Sin of Scandal, one must repent, confess, and make public reparation for the public damage they have done.

      CCC: ” 2284 Scandal is an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil.
      The person who gives scandal becomes his neighbor’s tempter. He damages virtue and integrity; he may even draw his brother into spiritual death.
      Scandal is a grave offense if by deed or omission another is deliberately led into a grave offense. ”

      CCC: ” 2286 Scandal can be provoked by laws or institutions, by fashion or opinion.
      Therefore, they are guilty of scandal who establish laws or social structures leading to the decline of morals and the corruption of religious practice, or to “social conditions that, intentionally or not, make Christian conduct and obedience to the Commandments difficult and practically impossible.
      This is also true of business leaders who make rules encouraging fraud, teachers who provoke their children to anger, or manipulators of public opinion who turn it away from moral values. ”

      CCC: ” 2285 Scandal takes on a particular gravity by reason of the authority of those who cause it or the weakness of those who are scandalized.
      It prompted our Lord to utter this curse: “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
      Scandal is grave when given by those who by nature or office are obliged to teach and educate others. Jesus reproaches the scribes and Pharisees on this account: he likens them to wolves in sheep’s clothing. ”

      Please read: St. Pauls Letter to the Corinthians 1 Cor 5:11-13.

      • Great idea, Natalie, to have the bishops post a list of excommunicated Catholics. Las Vegas bookies could then place odds at the betting windows on whether they’ll repent.

  22. John Feeney says:

    Will there ever be enough dead babies to satisfy Joe Biden and Barrack Obama?

  23. Cole Thornton says:

    Please, please, don’t pick on good old Joe toooooooo much, he’s a pretty bright guy. I just read and saw a video of Joe making the following comment on the campaign trail – Joe Biden, at a campaign event today said, “There’s never been a day in the last four years I’ve been proud to be his vice president.” Note, good old Joe used the word NEVER !!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Someone, I think on this site, that when you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are still voting for evil. On the one hand, if you vote for Obama you are voting for someone who really believes that abortion is ok. If you vote for Rommney you are voting for someone who doesn’t believe that people should have basic health care and want 80+ percent of his suggested budget cuts to come from programs that help the poor. That too is evil. Neither respect life. The only other choice is Rosanne Barr who is running on the libertarial ticket and we know that that would just be wrong too. And yet, we can’t ignore the vote. It is our duty.

    • Bob One, don’t you think “basic health care” is being over done? Heart transplants are basic health care, Bob One? Euthanesia is basic health care? Abortion? Contraceptives? You bleeding heart liberals live in dream worlds divorced from reality; why don’t you step outside and wander around in the real world sometime?

    • Give me a break Bob One, what is truly evil is government controlling every aspect of our lives… Never before have we been compelled to buy something that we don’t. We have 5 Trillion dollars welfare state, and that is still not enough for people like you. Stop abusing us small businessmen and quit venerating the welfare queens, and these Bishops in the fancy residences scream that we must support the poor while they support a tax system that is breaking me. When welfare is as difficult to get as building permit then we will have that fairness that you liberals always cry about.

    • Bob One – – – Where are you getting your information from ? ? ?

      If you vote for OBAMA you are voting to further the INTRINSIC EVILS

      Romney is against OBAMACARE, not against Healthcare. I am against OBAMACARE too.
      if you took the time to read the bill, you will see that it promotes –
      1) abortion, contraception, and voluntary sterillization at taxpayer expense;
      2) euthanasia (by denying healthcare to the elderly, the very sick, and the disabled through cost cutting and the governments determination of who is most valuable to society at taxpayer expense.
      3) Institutes government bureaucratic panels who will make health care decision at taxpayer expense;
      4) already has started euthanasia by discriminating against the elderly ONLY – by fining hospitals for readmittance of senior citizens for the same illness within a certain period of time.

      On the net go to:
      ” Voting And The Non-Negotiable Moral Principles – EWTN ” – for a great comparison between the Republican and Democratic Platforms.

      On the net go to:
      ” What Catholics REALLY Believe SOURCE ” answer #13 on VOTING.

      • Juanita, you have been watching Fox News again? There are no death panels, there are plans to kill off the old folks. Nothing that you have listed is correct, except for the part about payment for abortions. I don’t think that is reason enough to be against the whole bill. As for penelties for readmision to hospital for the same purpose is the result of major research at hospitals across the country that show that if the patient is cared for properly the first time, rather than being kicked out of the hospital too early, the outcomes are better. You need to read the facts before you make statements that are not true.

      • Bob One, check up on govt health care in British Columbia, if you want to read about modern nightmares.

    • Abeca Christian says:

      Bob one you love confusion…get it right

    • Bob one, we all know your leftist sensibilities. Why don’t you just give it a rest and vote for your communist friends in the anti-GOD, anti=life, anti-Catholic Church party and stop harping about whatever point it is you’re always trying to make here. You have no intention of praying to God and asking Him to infill you with His spirit , open you up to truth and giving yourself up to His leading. You just want to grind out your tired, worn-out ideas and score a few points in perhaps undermining a few weak-minded readers on this site. To save time, you can just copy and paste your response for today and just keep plugging into whatever is being discussed.

      • Dana, it is hard to believe that I have leftist sensibilities. I am not anti-God, but try to follow the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. I am 100% anti abortion, I am reasonably active in my parish and at other levels of the Church, But, I am unwilling to call everyone who disagrees with me a communist, leftist or anti-church person. Our job as Catholics is to love God and all his creatures, to have a special concern and activism for the poor, to fight for social justice in our society, so that people have good paying jobs, can support their families, have good health care, are not taken advantage of by those in power, and to fight to change the system that creates poverty in the first place. We can’t just say that we are anti-something, even the non-negotiables- without saying how we will help solve the problem. In my county, nearly 24% of kids go to bed hungry, and would not have a warm meal if it wasn’t for school breakfast and lunch programs. How can they study on an empty stomach? How can we stand by while their parents work two jobs a minimum wage and still can’t affort $1,000 per month for health insurance or the $1500-1800 per month for a two bedroom apartment in the near-slums? Fighting to change the system that creates these conditions is part of the teachings of our Church. How can we evangelize to those who are at the margins. Again, I remember the great Archbishop Romero, killed by the government while saying Mass for his people,He said, that when he feeds the poor his is considered a saint, but when he asked why there are hungry people he was called a communist. Why is that?

        • Mark from PA says:

          Well, Bob, what you say is true but the top 1% can’t continue to have the type of income growth that they have had in the past 30 years if we have to do more to support American families and children.

        • Bob One, the answer to health care is not money; the answer is many more doctors. Why are doctors too few and the costs to us so great? Big Pharm, Bob One … they’re all pill pushers, thanks to the insurance companies, drug manufacturers, high tech equipment, lawyers etc. Why, Bob One, in 1975 could I go to a doctor and pay $10 for him to treat a minor infection on my eyelid? Why, B.O., in 1971 did it cost me $8 for a doctor visit?

  25. Mark from PA says:

    Some of these comments are so petty. It saddens me. We had a very nice sermon at Mass this morning. The gospel reading was from Mark about the 2 great commandments. We are called to love God and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Our pastor spoke of how important this is, especially after the week we have gone through in our town. On Monday evening our whole town was plunged into darkness. The whole town lost power. Our parish church still doesn’t have power. We used candles and emergency lights at Mass today. I also went to Mass for All Saint’s Day vigil, All Saint’s Day and All Souls Day, at all these Masses we used candlelight and emergency lights. At the Masses I prayed for those that lost their lives in this storm and for all people that are suffering due to it. Our town is slowly getting back to normal and the children return to school tomorrow. I was glad to see President Obama and Governor Christie of New Jersey speaking together and giving support to those that lost so much. Our leaders need to work together to support us all. For all of you who are fortunate to have warmth and sunshine and a nice warm home please stop for a moment and say a prayer for all those who lost their lives and all those suffering due to this storm. We are all neighbors and are called to love one another as Christ loves us.

  26. Maybe a few of the many US princes are beginning to show some backbone and tell it like it is without the fear of temporal consequences, as they worry about their souls and eternity. They have a big responsibility to guide and protect their sheep from the devil and his evil legions. Too bad the rest of them don’t follow suit and show some backbone before the election. For the story: Bishop orders priests to read anti-Obama letter at Sunday sermons
    Joining the chorus of Roman Catholic clergy in Illinois criticizing President Barack Obama before next week’s election, Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky ordered priests to read a letter to parishioners on Sunday before the presidential election, explaining that politicians who support abortion rights also reject Jesus.
    “By virtue of your vow of obedience to me as your Bishop, I require that this letter be personally read by each celebrating priest at each Weekend Mass,” Jenky wrote in a letter circulated to clergy in the Catholic Diocese of Peoria.
    In the letter, Jenky cautions parishioners that Obama and a majority of U.S. senators will not reconsider the mandate that would require employers, including religious groups, to provide free birth control coverage in their health care plans. “This assault upon our religious freedom is simply without precedent in the American political and legal system,” Jenky wrote.
    “Today, Catholic politicians, bureaucrats, and their electoral supporters who callously enable the destruction of innocent human life in the womb also thereby reject Jesus as their Lord,” Jenky added. “They are objectively guilty of grave sin.”
    Earlier this year, Jenky delivered a controversial homily criticizing the contraception mandate. The bishop included Obama’s policies in a list of historic challenges the Catholic Church has overcome in previous centuries, including Hitler and Stalin’s campaigns.
    Jenky is the third Illinois Catholic leader to offer pointed guidance for Catholic voters in recent weeks. Last month, Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki offered a commentary on the Democratic and Republican parties’ platforms that he said wasn’t intended as instruction, but guidance.

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