Biden’s early decrees put him at odds with the Roman Catholic Church
President Biden’s inauguration marked a historic moment as he became the second Roman Catholic to serve as President of the United States. The White House claims Biden is “devout,” but many Church and grassroots leaders have denounced his policies.
Biden’s faith became an issue early in the campaign when a South Carolina priest denied him Communion over the then-candidate’s pro-choice views on abortion. Cardinal Raymond Burke also said Biden was not a Catholic “in good standing” and should not receive Communion, explaining that supporting abortion was a mortal sin.
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Some media have supported Biden’s position as a Catholic.
The New York Times was criticized when it ran an article this month to announce that Biden was “perhaps the most practicing commander-in-chief for half a century.”
The Washington Post also ran an article challenging Trump’s claims that Biden “hurt God.” “Biden has spent his life tapping into his Catholic faith”, August title read. Another from December claims “Biden could redefine what it means to be a Catholic in good standing.”
But with a series of actions many claim to contradict Catholic doctrine, the first few weeks of his administration have raised questions about his approach to his faith.
Abortion and contraception
Perhaps the biggest complaints critics have about Biden relate to his adoption of policies favoring abortion.
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In his first two weeks, Biden repealed Mexico City’s policy, which blocks funding for overseas abortion providers; took a first step towards re-establishing Title X funding for Planned Parenthood and other national abortion providers; and expressed support for the codification of the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade.
He also intends to repeal the Hyde Amendment which blocks taxpayer funding for most abortions. For years, Biden has backed decades-old bipartisan politics with the rationale that religious Americans shouldn’t have to pay for proceedings they fundamentally oppose. In 2019, he reversed his stance on politics.
Without Hyde, Biden will effectively force taxpayers to subsidize abortions – prompting pro-lifers to describe his administration as extreme. Biden and Vice President Harris joined others in saying abortion is a critical form of “health care,” although Church leaders have denounced the procedure as harmful to women and children. For example, the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops also warned on inauguration day that Biden “would advance moral evils and threaten human life.”
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Sex, gender and sexuality
Last week, a group of bishops argued that one of Biden’s orders advanced “false theories about human sexuality” and “threatened to infringe the rights of people who recognize the truth of sexual difference or who defend the institution of marriage for life between one man and another. women.”
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This particular order is committed to interpreting sex discrimination as including that which has occurred “on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation”.
The ordinance, aimed at “preventing and combating discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation,” called on schools across the country to allow those who identify as trans to participate in sex sport. they identify with and use the type of washroom and locker room they identify with.
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In 2019, the Vatican released a document – titled “Man and Woman, He Created Them” – claiming that gender theory “speaks of a gradual process of denaturalization, that is, moving away from nature. and towards an absolute option for the decision of the feelings of the human subject. “