October 30, 2019

Joe Biden Denied Communion Over Abortion Stance.

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A Catholic Priest in North Carolina denied communion to former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden because of the candidate's support for legal abortion.

“Holy Communion signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that. Any public figure who advocates for abortion places himself or herself outside of Church teaching,” Fr. Robert Morey, pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina said to the Catholic News Agency.

Canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law states that “Those who have been excommunicated or interdicted after the imposition or declaration of the penalty and others obstinately persevering in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to holy communion.”

Joe Biden has stated that he would increase funding to Planned Parenthood while during his campaign for the 2020 presidential election, flipping on his previous stance that taxpayer dollars should not be used to fund abortions.

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