Is Joe Biden a “devout Roman Catholic”?

In an un-related story at The Hill regarding the on-going attempt by the Democrats to pass the DREAM act, it was noted that Joe Biden is Catholic:

“And don’t tell me about Christmas; I understand Christmas,” said Biden, a devout Roman Catholic. “There’s 10 days between now and Christmas. I hope I don’t get in the way of your Christmas shopping, but this is the nation’s business.”

So, is Biden a “devout Roman Catholic”? Does he “understand Christmas”? He’s probably received the proper Sacraments over the years, and he may even be a regular attendee at Mass on Sundays. But how does someone support the murder of the un-born and still claim to be Catholic?

The Voter’s Guide for Serious Catholics explains that there are 5 issues that are non-negotiable. They are abortion,¬†euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, and homosexual¬†marriage. These are against moral law and considered to be evil. To support any of these issues is to be in direct violation of the Church’s teaching.

So, where does Biden score on these issues? Well, according to On The Issues, we can see the following:

  • Abortion Rights – Although claiming to agree with the Church that life begins at conception, and also voting against public funding for abortions, he apparently is okay with abortion rights. He also has voted against things such as parental notification for minors having abortions and criminal penalties for harming an unborn baby during a crime.
  • Embryonic Stem Cell Research – He voted to expand research.
  • Human Cloning – He voted against banning human cloning.
  • Homosexual marriage – He’s been all over the place on this one. He voted to ban it, then voted against a constitutional ban on it, then said he was okay with civil unions but gay marriage was inevitable, then said he was against gay marriage. The Human Rights Commission gave him a 78% in 2006 on this issue, which means they consider him to be a supporter of gay rights.

It seems pretty obvious to me that even if Biden is a “practicing” Catholic, he definitely isn’t Catholic in his heart and his deeds.

4 thoughts on “Is Joe Biden a “devout Roman Catholic”?”

  1. The Catholic Church is anything from perfect its self. There were devout Catholics that covered up lots of stuff over the years. I consider myself a devout Catholic but that doesn’t mean I have to agree with all its out of date teachings. I also consider myself a Democrat but don’t follow all thier ideas. He does have to go with what the voters that put him there.

    The church over thousands of years has commited many sins.

    1. Who claimed the Church has been perfect?

      I don’t deny that Biden should follow the will of his voters. However, if his voters want him to be pro-choice, and he is, he’s promoting the killing of innocent life. Therefore he is NOT in communion with the Church.

      Personally, I’d be more concerned about saving my soul than getting re-elected.

  2. If the Church teaches then it should follow and make a good example. Over the years the Church hasn’t been a good example. Plain and simple.

    It should be perfect if the Church expects you to do as they say.

    1. Okay, then it’s okay for Biden to be pro-choice. After all, the Church isn’t perfect, so maybe they’re wrong and it’s really okay to kill the un-born.

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